To know the meaning of mystery play,morality play and everyman
To understand the links between AnInspector Calls and other texts
To complete set tasks
are among the earliestformally developed plays inmedievalEurope. Their origin is obscure, but themost common theory is that theydeveloped from the representation of Biblestories inchurchesastableauxwithaccompanying song. These simplestructures were developed with
,verbal embellishment of the liturgical text,and became more elaborate. As theseliturgical plays became more popular,vernacular analogues began to develop astraveling companies of players and civictheatrical productions became morecommon in the late Middle Ages.