Exploring: N-Town, Plays 28 to 30 (Passion Play 1 into 2)

Episode 182,   Jul 31, 2021, 12:17 PM

First exploratory read through of the N-Town plays 28 to 30

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 plays twenty-eight to thirty - looking at the continuing Passion sequence, from the close Passion Play 1 to the opening of 2.
The Beyond Shakespeare Irregulars this episode were Francis Cox as Leyon, First Soldier; Tamara Ritthaler as Angel, Judeus Two; Eric Karoulla as Peter, Judeus Three, Judas; Alan Scott as Rewfyn, Second Soldier; Elizabeth Amisu as Jesus; Daniel Yabut as Gamalyel, Caiaphas; Lynn Freitas as Magdalen, Messenger, Ancilla Two; Helen Good as Maria, First Doctor; Aliki Chapple as Herod, Judeus One; Valentina Vinci as Contemplatio, Second Doctor; Rachael Nicole as Doctor Three, Ancilla One, Pilate; Briony Sparrow as Judas, Annas.

The host was Robert Crighton.

There are various online and purchasable versions of these texts 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.
Play texts start here: https://d.lib.rochester.edu/teams/text/sugano-n-town-plays-play-28-betrayal-procession-of-saints
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