This chapter examines the texts of interludes in England during the early Tudor period. It analyses their themes, structures, and characters from the perspectives of private auspices where they were performed, and suggests that the early Tudor interludes often portray noble characters in struggles and express dialectics of specific interest to elite audiences. The findings indicate that the dramatic structure of the interludes were part of a conscious plan to inculcate a firm acceptance for the ideology of social concepts of retention, ceremony, and hierarchy.
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