0192837109
Book:York mystery plays : a selection in modern spelling / edited by Richard Beadle and Pamela M. King.:1999 Book York mystery plays : a selection in modern spelling / edited by Richard Beadle and Pamela M. King.
York mystery plays : a selection in modern spelling / edited by Richard Beadle and Pamela M. King.
Author: Beadle, Richard.
Author: King, Pamela M.
Publication year: 1999
Format: Book
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780192837103 (pbk.) :
Notes:
Originally published: Oxford: Clarendon, 1984.
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. An introduction examines the history of the cycle. 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
Series title: Oxford world's classics
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