Exploring Chester Play 14

Jun 08, 2019, 07:00 AM

Workshop exploring play 14 of the Chester Mystery Cycle

Exploring the Chester Mystery Cycle - Play 14

From our Exploring workshop, where we read through the text of this play for future use towards an audio/stage show.  We're playing around with how to make these pieces come alive for people today, starting with these recordings of reads through and workshops.  Chester play 14 is the Corvisors (Shoemaker's) play of the entry into Jerusalem, Mary Magdalene, overturning the tables of the money changers and the meeting of Judas with Annas and Caiaphas. It's a busy play, and that's not the half of it.

The Beyond Shakespeare Irregulars this episode are The Irregulars were Richard Fawcett as Jesus, with Liz Cole, Mark Scanlon, Mark Saberton and Alan Scott as everyone else – with host, Robert Crighton.

There are more versions of the Chester plays than you can shake a stick at - (actually there are eight) - so any text you use to follow will probably be a bit different to ours (for the sticklers, our base text was H, except for play five, where it was just easier to go for a group text (D-or Hm, A, R, B) composite - though some readings may have been borrowed from all). However, you don't necessarily need to worry about such things, so here's a nice friendly modern spelling version we found online. http://groups.chass.utoronto.ca/plspls/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/index.html

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