Dr. Michael Delahoyde
Washington State University
The following kinds of dramatic works are found in the Middle Ages:
- Liturgical -- part of the church service, usually a trope to an
- Chanson de Geste -- songs of epic deeds, formulaic musical
storytelling in the vernacular.
- Pastorelles -- countryside shepherd associations later; love and
poetry, a heroic rescue of a damsel, such as Robin and
- Morality Plays -- religious but not liturgical; good vs. evil, often
with personifications of such abstractions, teaching a moral lesson.