Episode 7

The Home of the Cycle Plays: York, Chester, Coventry and Wakefield

Published on: 19th July, 2021

Episode 54

In this episode we look at the way the cycle plays developed in the four major centres from where we have complete versions of the cycle: York, Chester, Coventry and Wakefield.

The development of the York Plays

Further details on the guilds and how they functioned in society

The development of the Chester plays

The development of the Coventry Cycle

The development of the Wakefield cycle

The N-Town cycle Manuscript

The Wakefield cycle plays

The literary merits of the plays

For the list of plays and associated guilds from York see: www.thehistoryofeuropeantheare.com/blog

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The History Of European Theatre
A more or less chronological history of the development and practice of theatre
A podcast tracing the development of theatre from ancient Greece to the present day through the places and people who made theatre happen. More than just dates and lists of plays we'll learn about the social. political and historical context that fostered the creation of dramatic art.

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Philip Rowe

Ex-publishing and accounting professional. Rookie Podcaster, but learning fast. Loves all things Theatre and History.