The York Corpus Christi Play: Selected Pageants: A Broadview Anthology of British Literature Edition

The York Corpus Christi Play: Selected Pageants: A Broadview Anthology of British Literature Edition

by Christina M. Fitzgerald (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554814299
Publisher: Broadview Press
Publication date: 09/07/2018
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Christina M. Fitzgerald is a Professor in the English Department at the University of Toledo.

Table of Contents


Map of Medieval York and the Route of the York Corpus Christi Play

The York Corpus Christi Play
  • Pageant 1: The Creation of the Angels and the Fall of Lucifer
  • Pageant 2: The Creation
  • Pageant 5: The Fall of Adam and Eve
  • Pageant 8: The Building of the Ark
  • Pageant 9: The Flood
  • Pageant 10: Abraham and Isaac
  • Pageant 11: Moses and Pharaoh
  • Pageant 12: The Annunciation and Visitation
  • Pageant 13: Joseph’s Troubles about Mary
  • Pageant 14: The Nativity
  • Pageant 15: The Shepherds
  • Pageant 16: Herod and the Magi; The Offering of the Magi
  • Pageant 19: The Slaughter of the Innocents
  • Pageant 24: The Woman Taken in Adultery and the Raising of Lazarus
  • Pageant 25: The Entry into Jerusalem
  • Pageant 29: The Trial Before Caiaphas and Annas
  • Pageant 30: The First Trial Before Pilate (The Dream of Pilate’s Wife)
  • Pageant 31: The Trial Before Herod
  • Pageant 33: The Second Trial Before Pilate (The Judgment)
  • Pageant 35: The Crucifixion
  • Pageant 36: The Death of Christ
  • Pageant 37: The Harrowing of Hell
  • Pageant 38: The Resurrection
  • Pageant 39: Christ’s Appearance to Mary Magdalene
  • Pageant 44: The Death of Mary
  • Pageant 45: The Assumption of Mary
  • Pageant 47: The Last Judgment
In Context
  • The Ordo Paginarum
  • The York Mercers’ Indenture
  • Four Middle English Crucifixion Poems
    • “Ye that passen by the way”
    • “Men rent me on rood”
    • “Stand well, mother, under rood!”
    • “I sike when I sing”
Select Civic and Guild Records
  • from the Mercers’ Pageant Accounts
  • from the City Chamberlains’ Rolls: Account of Receipts for Station Placement
  • An Ordinance of the Tanners
  • from the City Council Minutes: Two Judgments Concerning Pageant Costs
Selected Images:
  • Weavers’ Assumption
  • Tile Thatchers’ Nativity
  • Girdlers and Nailers’ Slaughter of the Innocents
  • Pinners’ Crucifixion
  • Holkham Bible Adam and Eve
  • Bedford Hours Noah Building the Ark
  • Canterbury Psalter Scenes from Christ’s Infancy
  • Holkham Bible Crucifixion
  • Gough Psalter The Harrowing of Hell
  • Photo of York Minster and City Wall
  • Photo of Micklegate Bar

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