Jesuit drama was a form of theatre practised in the colleges of the Society of Jesus between the 16th and 18th centuries, as a way of instructing students in rhetoric, assimilating Christian values and imparting Catholic doctrine.
aeiou Worthwhile article on Jesuit religious dramas.
Fairfield University Excellent historical account of Jesuit Drama with a comprehensive discussion about its nature and purpose.
MEK Excellent illustration of stage scenery for an early 18th-century Jesuit School Drama.
Timothy S Valentine Comprehensive academic account of Jesuit Drama in the 16th–19th centuries (archived).