The York and Coventry mystery cycles: a comparative model of civic response to growth and recession

King, P.M. (1997) The York and Coventry mystery cycles: a comparative model of civic response to growth and recession. Records of Early English Drama Newsletter, 22(1), pp. 20-25.

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Abstract

The York Cycle in its surviving form from the third quarter of the fifteenth century contains all or part of forty-eight pageants . Half a century earlier, when the Ordo Paginarum was recorded in the AlYMemorandum Book, the list of subjects undertaken by the guilds was longer.' From Coventry only two pageants survive, both redactions from the second quarter of the sixteenth century . There is, additionally, evidence that we have lost the Smiths' pageant of the Passion, the Pinners and Needlers' pageant of the Death and Burial of Christ, the Cappers' pageant of the Harrowing of Hell and/or Resurrection, the Mercers' pageant of the Death and Assumption of the Virgin, and the Drapers' Doomsday. The Tanners (from 1497), the Whittawers and the Girdlers also had pageants, but the subjects of these are lost .

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:King, Professor Pamela
Authors: King, P.M.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
Journal Name:Records of Early English Drama Newsletter
ISSN:0700-9283

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