The accidental burning of Santo Spirito during the performance of a miracle play was regarded as a certain sign of divine wrath.
He will amble you the hobby-horse, or be the Holy Virgin in a miracle play.
Instead of painting a fancy picture, Fouquet has chosen to represent the martyrdom of the saint as it was acted in a miracle play.
The miracle play as a form was, of course, not confined to the 15th century.
There was a miracle play toward, and to stand at the back of five-and-twenty score of tiptoeing Londoners was to see nothing.
The chief features in the whole were purifications, dancing, sacrifice and the representation of the miracle play.
“In a miracle play of this type―” began Katherine, and stopped to dodge a pillow.
There was a miracle play going on in one place, repeated throughout the day to varying groups of spectators.
Going to take in the miracle play at the Globe,—finest thing in town, they say.
Thus the mysteria or miracle play originated, and served a double purpose.