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The Digby Mary Magdalen and Lewis Wager’s Life and Repentaunce of Marie Magdalene
Tamara Atkin

of the evolution of anti-theatrical writings from Plato to the present day, and contains chapters on anti-theatrical Lollardy and Puritanism. 56 Badir, The Maudlin Impression, p. 43. 57 STC 19865. 58 STC 6518. 59 STC 1059. 60 STC 6501. Though he does not treat the plays listed here, for a more extensive treatment of the secularisation of the saint play see John Wasson, ‘The Secular Saint Plays of the Elizabethan Era’, in Davidson, The Saint Play in Medieval Europe, pp. 241–60. For a consideration of The Honest Whore as a Magdalene play see Frédérique Fouassier

in Sanctity as literature in late medieval Britain
Paul Whitfield White

closing years of the queen's reign. In recovering their history here, I hope to show that biblical drama remained a vital and enduring presence throughout the Elizabethan era, from parish communities in provincial towns to the great amphitheatres of London. The discussion which follows examines the plays in order of their civic, parish, educational, and professional sponsorship and affiliation. Civic or guilds-based biblical drama The most extensively studied biblical plays of Elizabeth's reign are the great mystery cycles

in Enacting the Bible in medieval and early modern drama