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The Mystery of Adam gives credence to this theory as its detailed stage direction suggest that it was staged outdoors. The abandonment of these plays destroyed the international theatre that had thereto existed and forced each country to develop its own form of drama. The majority of these plays come from France and Germany and are similar in tone and form, emphasizing sex and bodily excretions. Only in Muslim-occupied Spain were liturgical dramas not presented at all.

Hrosvitha was followed by Hildegard of Bingen d. Despite the large number of liturgical dramas that have survived from the period, many churches would have only performed one or two per year and a larger number never performed any at all. It contains satirical scenes and folk material such as faeries and other supernatural occurrences. It also allowed dramatists to turn to secular subjects and the reviving interest in Greek and Roman theatre provided them with the perfect opportunity.

Often providing their own costumes, amateur performers in England were exclusively male, but other countries had female performers. However, the most famous morality play and perhaps best known medieval drama is Everyman. The platform stage, which was an unidentified space and not a specific locale, allowed for abrupt changes in location. As such, most organized theatrical activities disappeared in Western Europe.

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Theatre of ancient Rome Western theatre developed and expanded considerably under the Romans. Scottish women playwrights, gender and performativity, Gioia Angeletti. The importance of the High Middle Ages in the development of theatre was the economic and political changes that led to the formation of guilds and the growth of towns. These dramatizations were included in order to vivify annual celebrations.

Sometimes plays were staged as part of the occasion and a certain amount of burlesque and comedy crept into these performances. The festival inverted the status of the lesser clergy and allowed them to ridicule their superiors and the routine of church life. Specialists in performance studies, Romantic Period drama, and women's writing will find the essays both challenging and inspiring.

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