Medieval Theatre in Context is the first systematic attempt to relate the development of medieval drama – both Christian and pagan – to contemporary society and the Christian church.
1. The Passion of Jesus Christ 2. Christians versus pagans 3. From ritual to drama 4. The church as a theatre 5. The language of the people 6. The village and the court 7. The coming of Corpus Christi 8. An acute sense of sin 9. The structure of the cycles 10. Staging the cycles on scaffolds 11. Staging the cycles on wagons 12. Producing the cycles 13. The moral dimension 14. Moral interludes in action 15. News from the court 16. Mysteries' end