The York Corpus Christi cycle is the oldest and best-known of the
English mystery cycles, and its depth and scope are reflected in
the selection of twenty-two pageants offered in this volume.
Included are plays on the Creation, the Fall of Man, the
Incarnation, Passion, and Resurrection of Christ, and the Last
Judgement. The Passion sequence has been expanded by six of the
eight plays generally attributed to the great poetic dramatist
known as the York realist; this is the only edition of these works
available in paperback, and the only volume to offer modern
spelling throughout. Including detailed notes and a general
introduction, this is the perfect source for students of medieval
music, drama, and literature as well as actors participating in
revivals of these famous plays.