TITLE

PLAYING PENTECOST IN YORK AND CHESTER: Transformations and Texts

AUTHOR(S)
King, Pamela M.
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Medieval English Theatre;2007, Vol. 29, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
A literary criticism is presented for the N-Town Plays, which are a cycle of mystery plays, particularly their depiction of the Christian Pentecost. The text that was used for the York Pentecost pageant of 1415 was recorded and provides the text for the author's analysis. The pageant in Chester, England is compared to that staged in York. Chester's Pentecost celebration was based on evangelical writing and York's on the Whitsun liturgy.
ACCESSION #
39565708

 

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