Exploring Chester Play 17

Aug 07, 2019, 08:25 AM

Exploring play 17 of the Chester Mystery Cycle

Exploring the Chester Mystery Cycle - Play 17 (The Harrowing of Hell)

From our Exploring workshop, where we read through the text of this play for future use towards an audio/stage show. Some really interesting features to this play - it's not all harrowing action, there's some really interesting additional comic business as well.
The Beyond Shakespeare Irregulars this episode were Liz Cole, Richard Fawcett, Mark Scanlon, and Alan Scott – 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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