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The "Noble Gyn" of Comedy in the Middle English Cycle Plays

by Virginia S. Carroll
     
 

This study examines the cycle dramatists' use of comedy as a «noble gyn», a clever artifice used to bring their audiences, unawares, to a state of greater spiritual understanding and acceptance. Through their emotional involvement with the comic action of the mystery cycles, the spectators are lured to participate in often vigorous struggles with the

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This study examines the cycle dramatists' use of comedy as a «noble gyn», a clever artifice used to bring their audiences, unawares, to a state of greater spiritual understanding and acceptance. Through their emotional involvement with the comic action of the mystery cycles, the spectators are lured to participate in often vigorous struggles with the difficult issues of faith: divine authority, the limits of humanity, divine incarnation, the meaning of Christ's suffering.

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ISBN-13:
9780820407142
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/1989
Series:
American University Studies Series: Series 4: English Language and Literature, #79
Pages:
248

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