Dr. Michael Delahoyde
Washington State University
The following kinds of dramatic works are found in the Middle Ages:
- Liturgical — part of the church service, usually a trope to an Introit.
- Chanson de Geste — songs of epic deeds, formulaic musical storytelling in the vernacular.
- Pastorelles — countryside shepherd associations later; love and poetry, a heroic rescue of a damsel, such as Robin and Marion.
- Morality Plays — religious but not liturgical; good vs. evil, often with personifications of such abstractions, teaching a moral lesson.