Many kids were first introduced to the world of theatre through seeing their church’s Christmas rendition of the birth of Christ. While the play is cheerful and mainly played by children, the first medieval plays about Jesus Christ were more than entertainment; they were acts of devotion. In fact, they were like lively sermons, used to spread Christianity. However, as the community leaders are also the ones spreading Christianity, I’m curious to see how the leaders’ own agenda comes out in these plays. Were the plays just spreading and celebrating religious ideas or was there also propaganda used in there as well?
Source: Context for Medieval Drama