The York Mystery Plays

Essays on the York Mystery Plays, uniting voices from the scholarly world with the York community that has assumed responsibility for their production today.

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Author: Margaret Rogerson

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781903153352

Category: Literary Criticism

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Essays on the York Mystery Plays, uniting voices from the scholarly world with the York community that has assumed responsibility for their production today.

Playing a Part in History

6 York City Archives, Purvis Papers, Acc 87:592, 'Second Report: York Season of
Mystery Plays, Music, and the Arts ... 'Alternative for abandoned performance of
Mystery Plays,' n.p. 7 York City Archives, BC 89/1, Festival Minute Books, ...

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Author: Margaret Rogerson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802099242

Category: Performing Arts

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"Playing a Part in History" examines the ways in which the revival of "The York Mystery Plays" transformed them for twentieth- and twenty-first-century audiences.

The York Mystery Cycle and the Worship of the City

An investigation into the connections between the York Plays, religious observance, and the role played by the city itself.

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Author: Pamela M. King

Publisher: D. S. Brewer

ISBN: UOM:39015066889612

Category: Literary Criticism

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An investigation into the connections between the York Plays, religious observance, and the role played by the city itself.

Plays International

ALL OUT IN THE OPEN Launch of the York Minster Youth Plays at the Bedern
Hall , York . ... EACHER YORK YOUTH MYSTERIES A day of free performance in
and around the streets of York City Centre A day of free performance in and ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132647467

Category: Performing arts

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The York Corpus Christi Play and the Role of the Craft Guilds

Looking upon the play as a civic rather than an ecclesiastical affair, this work thus investigates the cycle's link with the economic history of York and the organisational development of the trade and craft guilds.

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Author: Sylvio Konkol

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668040786

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,0, University of Leipzig (Institut für Anglistik), language: English, abstract: In the late Middle Ages, so called 'mystery plays' enjoyed great popularity in English towns and especially in those of the north. Many of these plays were grouped in greater cycles among which the cycle of York, commonly known as the "York Mystery Plays", is the best preserved, and presumably one of the oldest, largest and most elaborate ones as well. Its forty-seven constituent plays are concerned with Christian belief and sacred history, a circumstance reflected in the collection's authentic title – the Corpus Christi play. It is interesting that the term 'mystery plays', an invention of the 18th century, does not only point to the content of the cycle, as the alternative expression 'miracle plays' does. The term simultaneously addresses those associations of people that were responsible for the cycle's staging: the trade and craft guilds of a town. Based on the archaic meaning of the word, denoting a 'handicraft or trade', it was occasionally referred to these guilds as 'mysteries' as well. In the case of the dramatic cycle of York, each individual play was assigned to one (or in some cases two) of these 'mysteries' or guilds. This paper aims at investigating the role these guilds played in the organisation, the funding and the staging of the cycle. It can be argued that aside from their more obvious economic and social functions, the medieval trade and craft guilds also had a cultural function in the narrow meaning of the term. Further can be argued that the Corpus Christi cycle was not only a cultural and a ritual event, but that it had an important social (and perhaps even an economic) function for the city of York and the communal life of its inhabitants. In fact, it may be this interplay of various domains of life and thought that can explain how the cycle could survive in the form of an annual performance for a period as long as two hundred years, and why it came into being as well as disappeared not randomly but at certain moments in history. Looking upon the play as a civic rather than an ecclesiastical affair, this work thus investigates the cycle's link with the economic history of York and the organisational development of the trade and craft guilds. It will be shown in particular that as a sort of 'producers' the guilds had a range of clearly defined responsibilities and that among these the aspect of funding was the most central.

The Academy

Tori Plays: The Plays performed by the Crafts or Mysteries of York on the day of
Corpus Christi, now first printed from the ... Lenten time having come, and the
hardships of winter being now past, the crafts would bethink them of the gaudy
day when the city was to become an open theatre, ... No citizen of York, no youth
or maid could witness a performance of these Corpus Christi plays without
becoming ...

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ISBN: PRNC:32101065266072

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York Through the Eyes of the Railways

YORK The Historic City TRAIN SERVICES AND FARES FROM STATIONS ,
OFFICES AND AGENCIES SZE DOCUM OF THE ... City . Three scenes from the
Mystery Plays The Risen Christ , The Adoration and Satan at Hell ' s Mouth by
Edward Bawden 1954 ... Their last performance for almost 400 years took place
in 1569 .

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Author: Christine Heap

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112212670

Category: Railroads in art

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The Academy and Literature

One would like to have been by maid could witness a performance of these No. ...
Crafts or Mysteries of York on the day of connected , as it were , by a natural
affinity for their wholesome merriment ? ... was a pious and play - loving Noah be
indeed a well - thewed shipwright , race , far from scientific indeed , but not city .

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ISBN: UVA:X004538110

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The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science Art and Finance

Mr. Mitchell incidentally mentions , however , certain facts THE YORK MYSTERY
PLAYS . ... quotes from the municipal records of birds still continue to inhabit the
manufacturing districts , and he York a resolution of the City Council , dated April
 ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112070492829

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Tabs

YORK MYSTERY PLAYS , 1957 by P . Corry For more than two centuries the
York Mystery Plays were performed in the streets of the city on the day of the
Feast of Corpus Christi . The performance began at 4 . 30 a . m . and ended late
in the ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106009062917

Category: Stage lighting

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The Contemporary Review

The York Mystery Plays originated about 1350 and were staged by the Gilds on
Corpus Christi Day until about 1570. ... In medieval times members of each Gild
performed one or two of the plays on wagons which toured the city streets,
stopping at different ... When it was decided to revive the plays for the 1951
Festival, St. Mary's Abbey Grounds were chosen as a suitable setting for their
performance.

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ISBN: UCAL:$B232355

Category: Literature

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Musical Opinion

Larger - scale works will be performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra under Paavo Jaarvi and the ... All these performances are set in the
context of the regular presentation of the York Mystery Plays in and around the
old city .

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ISBN: UOM:39015031163432

Category: Church music

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Issues for include section: The Organ world.

The Alien Benedictines of York

... to imagine numbers of these unfortunates on * Miss Toulmin Smith ( " York
Mystery Plays , " p . xxx , ) says the Gild was founded in 1408 , but she also calls
attention to the fact that the earliest notice of the performance of the plays in the
city ...

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Author: John Solloway

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89110703691

Category: French

Page: 350

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From Minster to Market Place

... of York to the Festival of Britain should be a performance of a shortened
version of York's own cycle of Mystery plays ... whole subject of mediæval drama
in relation to York as a great mediæval city and a cathedral seat of an
Archbishopric .

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Author: John Stanley Purvis

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034986963

Category: Christian drama, English (Middle)

Page: 81

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On the death of his son and wife, and his second wife's abandonment of him, Dombey turns to his once spurned daughter and expiates his hard past through love for his grandchildren.

Theatre Record

THEATRE ROYAL , YORK 13 June 1992 THE YORK CYCLE OF MYSTERY
PLAYS Adapted by LIZ LOCHHEAD Performed by a local cast , with Robson ...
But the difficulties have proved too great , and York currently has two shambles
within its city walls . Worse still , it lasts five hours , far too long for indoor
performance .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007096345

Category: Theater

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London Calling

Festivals in Britain This week the General Overseas Service presents a picture of
the York Festival, one of the many festivals of music and the arts held in Britain ...
York is the most ancient city in the north of England. ... An interesting
characteristic of the York Festival is the performance of the medieval cycle of
mystery plays.

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105027528269

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Viator

The “ big bang ” theory places York's civic governors in the driving seat ab initio
and renders the crafts and their members who actually performed in the ... 6 *
R. B. Dobson , “ Craft Guilds and City : The Historical Origins of the York Mystery
Plays Reassessed , " in Alan E. Knight , ed . , The Stage as Mirror : Civic ... the
Play and the individual performances which made up the entire production as
pageants .

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ISBN: MINN:31951D02841376H

Category: Civilization, Medieval

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York s Corpus Christi Plays and the Making of the City

New York : Peter Lang , 1995 . Woolf , Rosemary . The English Mystery Plays .
Berkeley : L'niversity of California Press , 1973 . Young , Abigail Ann . “ Plays and
Players : The Latin Terms for Performance ( Part II ) . ” REED Newsletter 10 : 1 ...

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Author: James W. Riddle

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89094432085

Category:

Page: 393

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Arts Humanities Through the Eras

1531 The Intronati , a group of universityeducated comics , begin performing at
Siena . 1573 Torquato Tasso's ... 1575 The English city of Chester curtails its
annual mystery play . ... 1569 The last performance of the York Mystery Cycle
occurs .

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Author: Philip M. Soergel

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787656968

Category: Art

Page: 504

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Through the presentation of nine different arts and humanities topics, such as architecture and design, literature, religion, and visual arts, this volume describes Renaissance Europe, from 1300 to 1600.