Translation of: Redeformen des englischen Misterienspiels.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-322) and indexes.
Pt. I. The foil: Latin church drama. 1. Liturgy and drama. 2. Liturgical point of view surrounding the dramatic core dialogue. 3. 'World-containing' situations. 4. The dramatization of narrative sources -- Pt. II. The English Creation to Doom cycle. 5. The origins of the Creation to Doom cycle and its stage. 6. The representation of time and space in the cycles. 7. Address to the audience. 8. Intra-dramatic speeches -- 9. Conclusions.