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York mystery plays, 1998 : the first Guild production since 1569

Author: Jane Oakshott; Judi Dench; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This enchanting program revives the drama and pageantry of the medieval mystery play as performed by the venerable guilds of York, England. Perched atop pageant wagons in the streets of their home city, guild members and townspeople in period costumes enact scenes from eleven plays of the Corpus Christi Cycle: Creation to the fifth day, The creation of Adam and Eve, The fall of Adam and Eve, The flight into Egypt,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Filmed plays
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Oakshott; Judi Dench; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 53046978
Notes: Originally produced in 1999.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 57 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R format.
Other Titles: Highlights of the York mystery plays
York Guilds' mystery plays 1998
York plays.
Responsibility: produced as part of York Early Music Festival ; director, Jane Oakshott ; patron, Dame Judi Dench.

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This enchanting program revives the drama and pageantry of the medieval mystery play as performed by the venerable guilds of York, England. Perched atop pageant wagons in the streets of their home city, guild members and townspeople in period costumes enact scenes from eleven plays of the Corpus Christi Cycle: Creation to the fifth day, The creation of Adam and Eve, The fall of Adam and Eve, The flight into Egypt, The temptation, The agony in the garden and the betrayal of Christ, The death of Christ, The harrowing of Hell, The incredulity of Thomas, The ascension of Jesus Christ, and The last judgment. An introductory segment sets the stage.

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