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By Darryll Grantley

Darryll Grantley has created a advisor to that style of leisure, referred to as the Interlude. beginning within the fourteenth century, Interludes incorporated quite a few works no longer thought of a part of cycle performs. This easy-to-use reference consultant to every of the extant Interludes and fragments (c. a hundred) comprises: account of early variants or manuscripts; authors or assets; glossy versions; plot precis and dramatis personae; social matters within the performs; verbal and dramaturgical positive factors; and staging instructions, between different useful information. A bibliography and appendices also are incorporated.

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With the aid of the spies Double Device and Old Debate he will put the monarch and the people out of sympathy with one another over issues such as taxation, the defence of the realm, and the administration of the law. Similarly he will set the lords spiritual and temporal in conflict over their political power. To prevent a marriage between Albion and Dame Plenty, the daughter of Peace, the two plan to send false messages to Albion about conflicts between Principality (the monarchy) and Justice, afterwards encouraging Albion to a life of prodigality.

T. t. W. ) shall reach him (All. f. 267 sd: 20 English Dramatic Interludes 1300–1580 ‘Here he (Wm) goes forth’; 4. 271 sd: ‘Nic. n. o. of t. L. 275 sd: ‘Here comes in Nic. n. o. of t. ) reaches him (All. f. 319 sd: ‘Here another knocks’; 4:323 sd: ‘Here comes in S. Lau. ) reaches him (All. f. 407 sd: ‘Here comes in M. Cro. ) gives him (All. f. 488 sd: ‘Here M. Cro. 505 sd: ‘Here All. f. M. 532 sd: ‘Here the Vice goes out’; 5 op. sd: ‘Jud. 22 sd: ‘Here comes in Div. with such like apparel and vizard as Jud.

Attended by Pressed for Pleasure and Swift to Sin, he sits down and soon vomits, bringing forth Damnation. Pressed for Pleasure and Swift to Sin take Damnation off and Sin expresses satisfaction in his ubiquitous presence and powers. Satan then comes in and hails Sin, who, however, rejects and quarrels with him. Satan roars and summons Gluttony and Pride to persuade Sin to a reconciliation. They do this and to the joy of Satan the Vices plan to bring humanity to hell with the help of Money. After more banter Satan, Gluttony and Pride depart, soon followed by Sin, who sets off to find Money.

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