autos sacramentales


Religious plays performed in the streets of Spanish cities at Corpus Christi. They were supposed to teach Eucharistic doctrine, but the religious character was not always maintained. The best were written by Lope de Vega and Calderon. Abuses connected with them were attacked by Moratini, 1762, and they were officially suppressed, 1765.

MLA Citation

  • “autos sacramentales”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 June 2010. Web. 30 November 2021. <>