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York Mystery Plays: A Selection in Modern Spelling

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Description for York Mystery Plays: A Selection in Modern Spelling Paperback. 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 English Mystery cycles, and the modern spelling, detailed notes, and general introduction make the volume particularly useful for both readers and actors. Editor(s): Beadle, Richard; King, Pamela M. Series: Oxford World's Classics. Num Pages: 320 pages, map. BIC Classification: DD; DQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 18. Weight in Grams: 238.
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 ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Oxford University Press United Kingdom
Number of pages
320
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Series
Oxford World's Classics
Condition
New
Number of Pages
320
Place of Publication
Oxford, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780199552535
SKU
V9780199552535
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Ref
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About Beadle
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.

Reviews for York Mystery Plays: A Selection in Modern Spelling
This edition benefits from detailed notes and an introduction which examines the history of the mystery plays and discusses the immensely popular modern productions in York and elsewhere.
Richard Foster, Yorkshire Evening Press
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 ... Read more

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