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York Mystery Plays By Volume editor Richard Beadle

York Mystery Plays by Volume editor Richard Beadle

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This volume offers the main body of the plays which make up York's famous Corpus Christi cycle - in modern spelling. The selection emphasizes the scope of the oldest and best-preserved of the English Mystery cycles, and includes detailed notes and a general introduction.

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York Mystery Plays: Selection in Modern Spelling by Volume editor Richard Beadle

This volume offers 22 of the central pageants which make up York's famous Corpus Christi cycle. The York cycle is the oldest and best-known of the English mystery cycles, and its depth and scope are reflected in the selection printed here. The shape of the cycle was governed by subject matter of enduring spiritual significance, both to its contemporary audience and in later literary and artistic tradition, and the selection reflects these concerns. Included are plays on the Creation, the Fall of Man, the Incarnation, Passion, and Resurrection of Christ, and the Last Judgement. The Passion sequence has been expanded by six of the eight plays generally attributed to the great poetic dramatist known as the York Realist: the authentic text of these plays is not otherwise available in paperback. As well as providing detailed annotation, this edition offers an introduction which examines the history of the cycle and discusses the immensely popular modern productions in York and elsewhere. This book is intended for students of medieval drama.

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York Mystery Plays: Selection in Modern Spelling by Volume editor Richard Beadle
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