Exploring: N-Town, Play 7 (Jesse Root)

Aug 30, 2020, 11:15 AM

An exploratory read through of the N-Town play of Jesse Root

Exploring: The N-Town Play, a slow burn look at a medieval Mystery (sort of) cycle. The N-Town Play comes to us as a single manuscript, but it's a compilation of various different sources - including elements from what looks like a cycle and various other large scale productions focusing on episodes from the Bible.
The journey continues with play seven, a prophets play - a bit of a breather before we get to the opening of the Nativity sequence.
The Beyond Shakespeare Irregulars this episode were Liz Cole, Mark Scanlon, Richard Fawcett and Alan Scott – with host, Robert Crighton.
There are various online and purchasable versions available - here's a good one, but is in the original middle English and might put you off - others should be hunted for to taste.
A play text: https://d.lib.rochester.edu/teams/text/sugano-n-town-plays-play-7-root-of-jesse
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