Anonymous: The Winchester Dialogues (3199 words)

Alexandra Claridge (University of Liverpool)
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“The Winchester Dialogues” is the collective term for two fifteenth-century dramatic texts which survive uniquely in Winchester College MS 33 (folios 54-73). The first text, “Lucidus and Dubius”, is a vernacular version of the “Elucidarium”, an educational text in which a teacher answers questions about religion put to him by his former pupil. It does not have a title in the manuscript, but is captioned “Interroga partres tuos et dicent tibi” (“ask your fathers and they will tell you”). The second text is a morality play featuring a wayward character called Idleness, who finds redemption through the guidance of his masters Occupation and Doctrine. It is known by its modern …

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Claridge, Alexandra. "The Winchester Dialogues". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 October 2019
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=39011, accessed 18 November 2019.]

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