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How were verse and prose used as part of the generic conventions of English drama from the Middle Ages through the 18th century?

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Originally, all drama was written in verse. The Graeco-Roman models on which subsequent dramas were based were all composed in verse, having evolved out of choral performances that were originally sung to musical accompaniment. The medieval mystery and miracle plays...

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