moral interlude



  • In the 16th-century theater, a short drama intended both toentertain and to edify. It developed from the medieval moralityplay but featured more humour; the personified vices of the earliergenre often appear in the moral interlude as realistic comic characters.Successful English pieces included the anonymous Hickscorner(c. 1513) and Wever's Lusty Juventus (1550). seeinterlude.