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Places to Hear the Play: The Performance of the Corpus Christi Play at York

Places to Hear the Play: The Performance of the Corpus Christi Play at York

White, Eileen

Early Theatre: An Journal Associated with the Records of Early English Drama, Vol. 3 (2000)

Abstract

The unusual custom of using a procession of pageants playing at a series of preassigned ‘stations’ was the common practice in York. The route and each station can be ascertained from external evidence. Bringing to bear historic and modern evidence from the actual spaces that survive on the streets of York, the paper measures and describes each of the stations. Recent performances in the streets of York are also considered and questions raised about the nature of the historic performances.

 

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