Exploring Chester Play 22

Nov 12, 2019, 09:25 AM

An exploratory read through of play 22 from the Chester Mystery Cycle

Exploring the Chester Mystery Cycle - Play 22 (Prophets of the Antichrist)
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 Clotheworkers play of the Prophets of the Antichrist, where everyone gets high and reenact their dream journal. It's a strange introduction to an even stranger play. There are only two more plays to go, and the end of the world is nigh.
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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