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Didactic Characterization: the Towneley Abraham


In lieu of an abstract, the first paragraph of the essay follows:

An early fourteenth-century vernacular sermon, possibly introduced into a Palm Sunday liturgical procession or more probably, from internal evidence, delivered by a preaching friar "at, or rather outside, a large secular cathedral,"1 takes as its voice that of Caiaphas, the high priest.2 Establishing his credibility by assuring his audience that he addresses them under holy auspices, this "Cayphas" invokes the convention of game that V. A. Kolve has demonstrated to underlie the mystery drama.

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