The York Plays
EETS SS 23 and 24 (Oxford, 2009 and 2010); Robert Lumiansky and David Mills (eds), The Chester Mystery Cycle EETS SS 3 and 9 (Oxford, 1974 and 1986); Peter Meredith, 'John Clerkes hand in the York Register', Leeds Studies in English 12 (1981) 245-71, and 'Scribes, Texts and Performances' in Paula Neuss (ed.
From its trio of apposite epigraphs to its illustrations from stained glassed windows in York's Minister to its hundreds of scholarly endnotes, her study may be said to represent the state of the art in New York Play criticism.
Defining audience can be tricky, but Signifying God seems to fit for a restricted in-crowd: medievalists familiar with the ideas in Miri Rubin's Corpus Christi or York Play specialists who have also read (or written) a good deal of the criticism by Martin Stevens, Heather Swanson, Alexandra Johnson, and Richard Beadle.
In the last revision of the York plays
, about 14 plays (mainly those concerning Christ's Passion) were redacted into alliterative verse.
We are pleased to announce that the Council of the EETS has recently accepted a proposal to issue a revision of Richard Beadle's 1982 edition of The York Plays
, which will be accompanied by a second volume containing a commentary on the cycle.
In the York plays
, Joseph dismisses this idea and chooses instead to censure himself, and to imagine his society doing the same.
11) All quotations, in modern spelling, are based on Richard Beadle (ed), The York Plays
It is true that the York plays
are full of shifting boundaries between locus and platea, between actor and audience, piety and performance.
1) This was part of the full production of The York Plays
led by the Poculi Ludique Societas (PLS) at The University of Toronto.
Context and Performance: The York Plays
at Toronto', Early Theatre 1 (1998), 143-9.
Yes, Virginia, the York plays
could be performed in one day