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York Mystery Plays: A Selection in Modern Spelling (Oxford World's Classics Series)

Paperback|Jun 2009
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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...


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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 areplays 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 generallyattributed 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 and elsewhere. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Eachaffordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes toclarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 520802
  • Product Code 9780199552535
  • ISBN 0199552533
  • EAN 9780199552535
  • Pages 320
  • Department Academic
  • Category Classic
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date Jun 2009
  • Sales Rank 46842
  • Dimensions 196 x 128 x 19mm
  • Weight 0.238kg

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The HarperCollins Spiritual Classics series presents short, accessible introductions to the foundational works that shaped Western religious thought and culture. This series seeks to find new readers for these dynamic spiritual voices -- voices that have changed lives throughout the centuries and still can today.

  • :the Barkers - The Fall Of Angelsthe Coopers - The Fall Of Manthe Shipwrights - The Building Of The Arkthe Fishers And Mariners - The Floodthe Hosiers - Moses And Pharaohthe Pewterers And Founders - Joseph's Trouble About Marythe Tilethatchers - The Nativitythe Masons; The Goldsmiths - Herod And The Magithe Marshals - The Flight Into Egyptthe Girdlers And Nailers - The Slaughter Of The Innocentsthe Smiths - The Temptationthe Skinners - The Entry Into Jerusalemthe Cutlers - The Conspiricythe Bowers And Fletchers - Christ Before Annas And Caiaphasthe Tapiters And Couchers - Christ Before Pilatethe Litsters - Christ Before Herodthe Tilemakers - Christ Before Pilate (2)the Pinners - The Crucifixionthe Butchers - The Death Of Christthe Saddlers - The Harrowing Of Hellthe Carpenters - The Resurrectionthe Mercers - The Last Judgement

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