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York mystery plays : a selection in modern spelling

Author: Richard Beadle; Pamela M King
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009, ©1984.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The York Corpus Christi cycle is the oldest and best-known of the English mystery cycles, and its depth and scope are reflected in the selection of twenty-two pageants offered in this volume. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Modernized versions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Beadle; Pamela M King
ISBN: 9780199552535 0199552533
OCLC Number: 320493317
Notes: Originally published: Oxford: Clarendon, 1984.
Description: xxxiii, 279 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: The fall of the angels / the Barkers --
The fall of man / the Coopers --
The building of the ark / the Shipwrights --
The flood / the Fishers and Mariners --
Moses and Pharaoh / the Hosiers --
Joseph's trouble about Mary / the Pewterers and Founders --
The nativity / the Tilethatchers --
Herod and The Magi / the Masons; the Goldsmiths --
The flight into Egypt / the Marshals --
The slaughter of the innocents / the Girdlers and Nailers --
The temptation / the Smiths --
The entry into Jerusalem / the Skinners --
The conspiracy / the Cutlers --
Christ before Annas and Caiaphas / the Bowers and Fletchers --
Christ before Pilate (1) : the dream of Pilate's wife / the Tapiters and Couchers --
Christ before Herod / the Litsters --
Christ before Pilate (2) : the judgement / the Tilemakers --
The crucifixion / the Pinners --
The death of Christ / the Butchers --
The harrowing of hell / the Saddlers --
The resurrection / the Carpenters --
The last judgement / the Mercers.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: edited by Richard Beadle and Pamela M. King.

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This volume is the only paperback to offer the main body of the plays which make up York's famous Corpus Christi cycle. The selection here emphasises the scope of the oldest and best-preserved of the  Read more...

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Here in OUP's World Classic series we are presented with 22 of them written in modern style, making them more readable. The selection gives a good idea of what these plays were all about. * Bill Read more...

 
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