miracle play


noun

a medieval dramatic form dealing with religious subjects such as Biblical stories or saints' lives, usually presented in a series or cycle by the craft guilds.

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Origin of miracle play

First recorded in 1850–55
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miracle play

noun

a medieval play based on a biblical story or the life of a saintCompare mystery play
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