Episode 8

While Shepherds Watched

Published on: 2nd August, 2021

Episode 55

The Second Shepherds play is considered the best of the medieval cycle plays. In this episode I take a look at not only the second shepherds play, but the first play as well, which is often overlooked.

Why are there two shepherd's plays in this cycle?

The plot and characters in the first play

The plot and charaters in the second play

The similarities and differences between the plays

What the plays say about the social conditions of the time

The Wakefield Master, author go the plays

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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.