publications, newsletter and
discussion group, all based at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Home page of the group based at the University of Indiana,
subscription information, monthly logs,
course syllabi and other links.
& SET DESIGN
Account - with photographs - of a production by the Medieval Drama
Group of the
University of Dundee.
page of the University of Toronto company that, since 1964,
presented some 90 productions (involving 200 individual plays) of
early Renaissance drama. Also on the site are photos
of productions by Poculi Ludique Societas, 1977-1997
An informative article by Richard Rastall about the staging of
pageant wagons from the York Cycle at the University of Leeds and
elsewhere over the last 25 years.
An excellent site presenting information about the
presentation of the
York that includes video clips. There are also 32 MP3
of original music
used in productions.
The pictures on this website were taken during the performance of the
Cycle of Mystery Plays in Toronto on June 20, 1998. The performance was
under the auspices of the Poculi Ludique Societas, a society dedicated
preservation and performance of early English drama. The Toronto
performance was the first outdoor processional presentation of the
of 47 surviving plays since the final performance in York in
1569. The event was a useful experiment for theatre historians
determining whether the entire cycle could be performed processionally
single day. Even more importantly, however, it was also a genuinely
and profoundly moving theatrical experience for audience and actors
This excellent group (based at Groningen in the Netherlands)
exciting versions of medieval Dutch
dramas. The opening is written by one of the joint producers, Femke
is one of the pages presented by Peter Greenfield, the University of
Puget Sound). There
are photos of the following productions:
Two Plays from the York
Cycle annotated for performance
Based on their experience of performing
these plays, students of Peter Greenfield at the University of Puget
have produced an interesting annotated text of:
Troubles about Mary
This highly recommended resource provides a treasure-trove of
the staging and performance of the York Cycle.
Staging of the York Corpus Christi Plays
Political, Economic and Artistic Contexts
and History of the York Corpus Christi Play
of Terms: Medieval Religious Drama
(computer software that models the motion of pageant wagons during a
York Corpus Christi Pageant)
This important site has been produced by
Dennis G. Jerz.
Part of an interesting article
on 'Medieval Writing', written by Dr
Dianne Tillotson, this page includes several illustrations, including
the one on the left, of a Passion Play presented in Valenciennes in
A useful, albeit small collection of engravings.
Medieval Illustration of Tents and
Pavilions (which, as the
illustration above shows, had much in common with stationary medieval
Royal Medieval Pavilion and a Modern Reconstruction Using as
a model an illustration in King Rene d'Anjou's
'Book of Love', Stephen Bloch and Deborah Peters built their own
a Period Pavilion An excellent article with detailed plans
written by Elizabeth Cook for
compiled by Donna Hrynkiw, of many illustrations (arranged according to
and type) and several interesting, illustrated articles.
Jon Cardone of the Yale School of Drama describes the making
theatrical masks using buckram applied to a cast of the actor's face.
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