The Singing 'Vice': Music and Mischief in Early English Drama

Giles-Watson, Maura
December 2009
Early Theatre;2009, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p57
Academic Journal
An essay is presented on the use and functions of music in the English interlude drama. It explains the moral interludes which called for the performances of minstrels in the anonymous 1460s play "Wisdom" and in the 1470s play "Mankind." In these interludes, the mynstrellys perform the roles of Vices whose identities personify the sins and vices that are believed to be the devil's work.


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