KISSING COUSINS :The Four Daughters of God and the Visitation in the N. Town Mary Play

Twycross, Meg
July 1996
Medieval English Theatre;1996, Vol. 18, p99
Academic Journal
The article offers the author's insights regarding the Four Daughters of God and the visitation scenes in the "Mary Play." The author notes that the meeting and reconciliation embrace of the Four Daughters of God involving Misericordia and Verits as well as Justitia and Pax and the embrace of Virgin Mary and Elizabeth in the play have a strong visual link. She states that the two episodes is related on a recorded medieval typology in the stained glass of Canterbury Cathedral in England which describes the subject matter of the windows and the tituli and emphasises the relationship between the babies in the mothers' womb reflecting the gender of the Four Daughters. She adds that the embraces remain an unsolved mystery and pose a visual shadow to the audience.


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