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Christopher Marlowe was the greatest dramatist of the medieval period. His career as a dramatist must have begun soon after his career as an actor. He was also a member of university wits.
Marlowe has been undoubtedly called the most prominent figure of great Elizabethan period. It was Marlowe who raised the matter and manner of the English drama to a high level. Liturgical drama in the beginning had 3 forms mystery, miracle and morality. A Medieval drama portraying event in the lives of Saints and Martyrs.
It based on a biblical story or the life of religious persons. They specially re-enacted miraculous interventions by the Saints, particularly St. Mary, into the lives of ordinary people rather than biblical events. Liturgical drama confined to the church and designed to embellish the Ecclesiastical rituals, thus gave way to plays in English, performed in the open and separated from the liturgy though still religious in subject matter.
Such early plays are known as miracle and Mystery plays. The main characteristics of these plays were. Comic scenes were also a part of miracles plays. Lives of saints or the scenes from Bible were the subject matter of miracle plays.
The structure of miracle plays was generally loose.
Structure of the play was loose. Devil and spirits were also there in the play. Supernatural elements were presented in miracle plays. The play originated as simple tropes, verbal flourish of liturgical texts, and slowly became more elaborate. As these liturgical dramas increased in popularity as traveling companies of actors and theatrical productions organized by local and communities became more common in the later middle ages.
Miracle plays are the old form and Mystery play came later. Morality plays are a type of allegory in which the protagonist is met by personification of various moral attributes, who try to prompt him to choose a godly life over one of evil. It developed at the end of 14th Century and gained more popularity in the 15th Century.
The morality plays attempted to educate via entertainment. Christian monks developed the Morality play in the 13th Century by adding actors and theatrical elements. By doing so the masses could more easily learn the basics of Christianity through dramatic spoken words.
By personifying Vices, Virtues, the Devil and the Good Angel, stories of Temptation were made accessible to those who were unable to read them themselves. The central action is the struggle of man against the seven deadly sins that are personified into real characters. Some of the elements of morality plays were.
Theme was dividing in terms of general and main. Seven sins were also the part of these plays. Comic scenes were also included in morality plays. Faustas was a religious scholar who was a famous religious figure.
He surrenders his soul to desire for having worldly pleasure for few years. It had mentioned that in morality plays the characters were allegorical and they were personified abstractions of vice or virtues.
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Faustus Christopher Marlowe's play, its genre an English tragedy of the sixteenth century, presents the tragic conflict of the Faust theme in . The morality play is a fusion of the medieval allegory and the religious drama of the miracle plays.
It developed at the end of the fourteenth century and gained much popularity in the fifteenth century. This play is known for being a morality play and studying it from a 'Nietzschian' perspective seems to be logical.
It will enable us to see to what extent moral psychology helps us to understand, describe and interpret Doctor Faustus, both as a play and as a character.