Staging the York Corpus Christi Plays

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Note: Content for this website was originally created in 1997. I have not attempted to upgrade the quality of the media files in order match the expectations of today’s users.  –DGJ

The University of Toronto Media Services offers videotapes of all 48 surviving plays from the York Cycle, which was mounted in its entirety in Toronto in 1977. (The plays were produced in Toronto again in 1998). This web site includes about 30 video captures and several brief video clips of selected plays from the cycle. 

See: Synopses of the Surviving York Corpus Christi Pageant Plays

Images are copyright Poculi Ludique Societas, the Records of Early English Drama, and the University of Toronto Media Centre. They are reproduced on this website with permission. The (modernized) text excerpts are based on Lucy Tulman-Smith’s edition.  More photos of this production are available at the PLS Archive Gallery.

See also: Staging the Plays: The Scholarly Debate

June, 1997 — site first published in (Re)Soundings
16 Jul 1999 — UWEC mirror posted
2003 — Seton Hill mirror posted
26 May 2014 — Seton Hill mirror update

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