Some scenes from the 2014 York Mystery Plays

Here are some photos of last Sunday’s York Mystery Plays (13 July 2014). They include: 1. The procession of The Shepherds’ Play, by the The Guild of Scriveners, showing the pageant wagon and a team of angels (processing up Minister Yard towards Deangate) 2. Christ before Annas and Caiaphas, by The Company of Cordwainers in […]

York Mystery Plays this weekend

This is a general reminder that the 2014 performance of the York Mystery Plays starts on Sunday (13 July), with the second set of performances taking place a week later (20th). Members of the REED-NE team will be in attendance (some are taking part!). More information may be found here: http://www.yorkmysteryplays.co.uk/

New ‘Related Websites’ page

Check out our new and updated ‘Related Websites’ page, which gives details of websites and links for various societies and scholarly journals – both in the UK and abroad – dedicated to the study of Medieval and Early Modern drama. You can find it at http://community.dur.ac.uk/reed.ne/?page_id=31 !

Morality Plays, Mummings, and More: Tracing the Roots of Early English Drama. REED-NE in coversation with Reading English At Durham (READ)

Devils chasing spectators with firecrackers; shipwrights presenting a pageant about Noah’s Ark. Early English drama could be spectacular and entertaining, as it presented biblical and other themes for a local audience. Mark Chambers introduces the work of the Records of Early English Drama Northeast project, which is delving into the archives to show how dramatic performances from […]

Dr Diana Wyatt to speak at the Cambridge Medieval English Theatre meeting

Our REED-NE colleague Dr Diana Wyatt will contribute a paper to this year’s Medieval English Theatre (METh) meeting which takes place in Murray Edwards College, Cambridge on 29 March. The title of Dr Wyatt’s paper will be: ‘”I’d have dressed for the occasion”: reflections on audience engagement with biblical plays’. A brief abstract: ‘In accordance […]