The N-Town Plays
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Published by Western Michigan Univ Medieval .
Written in English


  • Drama,
  • Medieval,
  • Literary Criticism

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Edition Notes

ContributionsVictor I. Scherb (Contributor), Douglas Sugano (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages502
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12276308M
ISBN 101580441165
ISBN 109781580441162

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The N-Town Plays. The Banns (Proclamation) 1. Creation of Heaven; Fall of Lucifer. 2. Creation of the World; Fall of Man. 3. Cain and Abel. 4. In this way, N-Town shares scribal and stylistic dramaturgical features with other East Anglian plays such as the Digby and Macro plays. In the N-Town manuscript, there is a main scribe, other scribal hands, another dialect, evidence of revision, and whole booklets that have been moved in . The banns (Proclamation) --The Mary play (plays and 13) --Passion play 1 (plays ) --Passion play 2 (plays ). Series Title: Middle English texts (Kalamazoo, Mich.). Book Description: The dramatic text known as the N-Town Play, from fifteenth-century East Anglia, is a significant but mysterious compilation of late-medieval vernacular theatre. It differs radically from the better-known Northern medieval mysteryplays in that it offers a.

The N-Town Plays: Introduction In the late s in eastern England, a scribe was in the process of compiling a large dra­ma­tic manuscript of over two hundred vellum folios. No one knows who compiled them nor where, why, or for whom this work was done — and we may never know. The N-town Plays are one of the four complete surviving English medieval mystery cycles – collections of short plays, known as pageants, which were performed together in a sequence to form a narrative that begins with the story of Adam and Eve and ends with the story of the Last Judgement. N-Town plays. N-Town plays, an English cycle of 42 scriptural (or “ mystery ”) plays dating from the second half of the 15th century and so called because an opening proclamation refers to performance “in N. Some recent published editions of the N-town plays include: The N-Town Play: Cotton MS Vespasian D. 8. 2 vols. Ed. Stephen Spector. Oxford: Published for the Early English Text The Passion Play from the N-Town Manuscript, ed. Peter Meredith. Harlow: Longman, The Mary Play from the N-Town.

Free 2-day shipping. Buy The N-Town Plays at nd: Sugano, Douglas. The novel is unique in its portrayal of medieval English drama and mystery plays, as it implies that instead of merely rehearsing and performing standard Biblically-based morality plays of the period, that an acting troupe might actually create and structure a play around events in their village, community or surrounding : Barry Unsworth. In a collection of plays known as the N-Town manuscript, Mary is represented not only as virgin and mother but as virgin and promiscuous adulteress, dallying with the Trinity, the archangel Gabriel, and mortals in kaleidoscopic erotic combinations. A modernization by Stanley J. Kahrl and Alexandra F. Johnston. Copyright © A.F. Johnston Toronto, TABLE OF CONTENTS.