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Ordensdrama
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1. Concept and function

The German term Ordensdrama (“[religious] order drama”) denotes a type of early modern drama in the German Catholic territories that was closely associated in its didactic purpose and conception with the work of cultural construction being done by the religious orders. Alongside Jesuit drama, the theater of the Benedictines acquired importance in the second half of the 17th century, especially at the University of Salzburg [1], and from the early 18th cent…

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Knedlik, Manfred, “Ordensdrama”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025046>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721



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