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

The relative neglect of continental medieval drama in English- language scholarship until recently has been notorious and often a sign of its insularity. It now seems only right that scholarship in the English language should give full attention to other regions both in Europe and elsewhere where early drama was performed-and still is performed, as the remarkable report by Robert Potter (University of California, Santa Barbara) on the migration of medieval drama to the New World demonstrates: The Europe of the Middle Ages was an international community- separated, to be sure, by differing languages and dialects, but also bound together by a common religion and a common international language, both of which deeply affected regional practices.

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