Features Podcast

Medieval Drama

This week, Danièle gets dramatic with a look at medieval drama, how it changed and evolved, and how it influenced later forms of theatre.

Videos of medieval drama:

An introduction to the York Cycle plays

Towneley Second Shepherds Play (in Middle English)

The Harrowing of Hell – York Mystery Play from 2018

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Medieval Special Effects

The Origin of the European Mediaeval Drama

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The host of The Medieval Podcast is Danièle Cybulskie. Click here to visit her website or follow her on Twitter @5MinMedievalist


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Top Image:16th century image of a theatre – from Cambrai Bibliothèque municipale, Ms 126, folio 53r.


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