Tudor Drama - The Stranger´s Case
Objects in the Stranger´s Case
The mysterious objects that are found in the stranger's case draw the students more and more into the conflict between the two main characters.
Some of the objects inside the Stranger’s Case would only have been owned by a Catholic and that is why they are in the secret compartment.
Catholics were required to attend one particular service regularly, namely the Mass, conducted in Latin. Protestant services were conducted in the vernacular. The religious book in Latin would only have been owned by a Catholic. Mass could only be celebrated by an ordained Roman Catholic priest.
Catholics venerated the Virgin Mary and prayed to her; the well known prayer begins with “Hail Mary, full of grace...”. The Rosary is a Catholic devotional aid; it is like a necklace and the beads represent different prayers, one of them being the Hail Mary.
Catholics also venerated
relics, which were holy objects such as
teeth of saints,
from the cross on which Christ was crucified and so on.
Holy Water, which had been specially blessed by a priest, bishop or even the Pope, was kept in special bottles and used for baptisms or just sprinkling on the faithful at special times.