Ludus Coventriae lo͞o´dəs kəvĕn´trēā [key], one of four extant cycles of English miracle plays. In the 17th cent. it was mistakenly designated as originating in the town of Coventry. Because of its stylistic distinction from other Coventry plays, the Ludus Coventriae is presently believed to have been produced by a traveling troupe. See also miracle play.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
See more Encyclopedia articles on: English Literature to 1499