York Mystery Plays: A Selection in Modern Spelling

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - 279 pages
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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 andelsewhere.
 

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Mandy - Goodreads

These plays were more exciting than I expected and the modernized spelling really made them easier to read, which improved the whole (assigned) experience. Consulter l'avis complet

Review: York Mystery Plays: A Selection in Modern Spelling

Avis d'utilisateur  - Goodreads

These plays were nothing like what I was expecting. Instead you get a kind of comic Joseph playing the enraged cuckold, and Roman soldiers speaking in alliterative verse making the crucifixion nothing less than a parody. Pretty rollicking reading so get ready for raucous raillery. Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

The Barkers The Fall of the A ngels
1
The Coopers The Fall of Man
8
The Shipwrights The Building of the Ark
15
The Fishers and Mariners The Flood
21
The Hosiers Moses and Pharaoh
33
The Pewterers and Founders Joseph s Trouble about Mary
48
The Tilethatchers The Nativity
59
The Masons The Goldsmiths Herod and The Magi
65
The Skinners The Entry into Jerusalem
106
The Cuders The Conspiracy
125
The Bowers and Fletchers Christ before Annas and Caiaphas
138
The Litsters Christ before Herod
175
The Judgement
192
The Pinners The Crucifixion
211
The Butchers The Death of Christ 111
222
The Saddlers The Harrowing of Hrll 131
237

The Marshals The Flight into Egypt
79
The Girdlers and Nailers The Slaughter of the Innocents
88
The Smiths The Temptation
98
The Carpenters The Resurrection
251
The Mercers The Last Judgement
267
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Richard Beadle is University Lecturer in English and Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. Pamela King is Head of the Department of English at St Martins College, Lancaster.

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