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Humour, pathos and pain, and the culminating drama of the Crucifixion and Resurrection, provide those performs an excellent immediacy. Their motion used to be conceived on a cosmic scale and all of the enthusiasm and energy in their writing is retained to at the present time. The energies of complete groups, significantly at Chester, York and Wakefield, have been dedicated to their creation they usually have been to persuade later dramatists considerably. The grand layout of the secret performs used to be to have fun the Christian tale from 'The Fall of Lucifer' to the 'Judgement Day', and this quantity comprises thirty-eight performs, forming in itself a composite cycle and together with just about all the incidents universal to the extant cycles.

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