Weekly Reading for Medieval Theatre (updated for 2014-5)


Week 1, Creation and Fall



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Week 1, Creation and Fall:

York (The Barkers) The Fall of the Angels (W); Chester (The Tanners), The Fall of Lucifer (W, H); York (The Coopers) The Fall of Man (W); Chester (The Drapers), Adam and Eve (W, H).

We will assume familiarity with York pageants 1-6 (up to the end of Expulsion from Eden)

From The Cambridge Companion to English Medieval Theatre (WUL):

Meg Twycross, ‘The Theatricality of Medieval English Plays’, pp. 26-74.

Richard Beadle, ‘The York Corpus Christi Play’, pp. 99-124.

David Mills, ‘The Chester Cycle’, pp. 125-51.




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