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York Mystery Plays: Selection in Modern Spelling (World's Classics) Paperback – 1 Apr 1995

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  • Paperback: 314 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks; 2nd Revised edition edition (April 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192824376
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192824370
  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 1.4 x 18.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,588,822 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This edition benefits from detailed notes and an introduction which examines the history of the mystery plays and discusses the immensely popular modern productions in York and elsewhere. (Richard Foster, Yorkshire Evening Press)

Here in OUP's World Classic series we are presented with 22 of them written in modern style, making them more readable. The selection gives a good idea of what these plays were all about. (Bill Spence, Yorkshire Gazette & Herald) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Richard Beadle is University Lecturer in English and Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. Pamela King is Head of the Department of English at St Martins College, Lancaster. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


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This is a well laid out, clearly annotated version of twenty two of the mystery plays that went to make up what is known as the York Cycle of Medieval mystery plays. The plays are presented in the rough order they would have been performed, and notes prior to each play explain which guilds would have been responsible for acting the play and any other information that is available to enrich our understanding of how and when the play was performed. There is a good general introduction to the world of the plays at the front and the notes explaining textual issues and/or difficult words is clear and helpful.
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This version of the York Mystery Plays is well presented and given contemporary spelling. The footnotes explain the words and phrases which are now unfamiliar.
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HASH(0x9041b444) out of 5 stars Very good! 1 Feb. 2013
By EthelBob - Published on Amazon.com
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The modern spelling really helps the reader understand what is going on. This edition also has many footnotes to help people understand the vernacular of that day and age. I don't think I could have read it without it.
Very good!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9053be04) out of 5 stars Kindle version a complete disappointment 5 Sept. 2013
By dc - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a fine book, but steer clear of the Kindle version. Aside from an annoyingly weird and baffling collection of typos ("die" for "the", "mealtk-minning" for "wealth-winning"), it's impossible to make the explanatory footnotes show up at the right place on the page - you'll find yourself having to page forward and backward far too frequently in order to utilize them. It's really a mess. I need the book for a class and now, having wasted money on the Kindle version, I'm having to buy a paper version as well. I'm a student; I really can't afford this. Boo hiss!
By Aleja Allen - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent condition and no signs of ware. No marks so I can make my own. Use for school. Thank you
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x905f8024) out of 5 stars Kindle version bungles the texts. 20 Feb. 2013
By Terra - Published on Amazon.com
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Content aside, the kindle version of this book is extremely difficult to maneuver due to clumsy placement of footnotes and consistent misspellings. Recommend for paper, not for e-reader.
HASH(0x9041b300) out of 5 stars Four Stars 22 Sept. 2014
By Logan Crooks - Published on Amazon.com
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In new condition. No complaints.Had to buy it for school.
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