Everyman, and Medieval Miracle Plays
Apart from the morality play Everyman, this volume contains a selection of Biblical pageants, some of which ultimately go back to the Latin liturgical drama of the medieval Church. They are no less religious in origin and inspiration than the Church architecture, painting and sculpture of the Middle Ages. Most of them are Corpus Christi pageants of guild pageants, i.e. short plays acted by the trade guilds as episodes of the whole Corpus Christi cycle. They have been chosen for their intrinsic merit from the cycles of York, Chester, Wakefield, Coventry and "N. town", with the addition of a translation of the Cornish Death of Pilate to represent this unique branch of Celtic literature.
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THE CREATION OF ADAM AND EVE York
THE FALL OF MAN York
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Abel abide Abraham Adam Adam and Eve Angel beast bidding blessed bliss Caiaphas Cain Chester child Christ Cornish trilogy Corpus Christi Corpus Christi play Coventry dead dear death Deeds devil dight doth drama dread earth Elckerlijc EMPEROR English cycles evermore Everyman EXECUTIONER fain fare fast Fellowship forsake give God's gone grace grieve Harrowing of Hell hath heart hell Herod hither holy ilka Isaac iwis Jesus king liturgical liturgical drama Lord Ludus Coventriae Mary medieval mercy messenger moral play never night Noah nought pageant pain Pilate play prophet rede SCENE Second Shepherds sheep Shep Shepherds sins slain Sold sore sorrow soul sweet tarry tell thing thou art thou hast thou shalt trow truly unto VERONICA Wakefield ween wend Wife withouten woman wrought York York cycle