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And the stories that were acted were Bible stories.
I cannot tell you the exact date of our first Miracle plays, but the earliest that we know of certainly was acted at the end of the eleventh or beginning of the twelfth century.
Soon, however, Latin was given up, and the plays were acted in English.
Later still the guilds all worked together, and all acted their plays on one day.
Year after year the same guild acted the same play.
Why, in the first place, when in all these thousands of years has there been a time when man has acted only from his own interest?