Exploring Chester Play 20

Episode 106,  Oct 01, 2019, 07:42 AM

An exploratory read through of play 20 from the Chester Mystery Cycle

Exploring the Chester Mystery Cycle - Play 20 (The Ascension)

From our Exploring workshop, where we read through the text of this play for future use towards an audio/stage show. We're almost done with the past, for soon we'll be into the future!  This is the Taylors play of the Ascension, where Jesus... ascends. There's a big visual/musical element to this play which we just can't do justice - and there's special effects which get... urm... messy. Let's just say, this play features injury detail.
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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