York Doomsday Project Provides Online Sources for Mystery Plays

Over the past few years, a group of dedicated professors in the north of England have been working to make information on the York Mystery Cycle, 15th and 16th century plays, available to scholars. Housed at Lancaster University and funded in part by the British Library and the British Academy, the York Doomsday Project is making plays from the York Mystery Cycle available to scholars around the globe. Begun in the mid 1990's, professors from Lancaster University and other educational organizations have been studying the huge body of evidence on the performances through a variety of sources including financial accounts from pageant masters, stained glass windows, scripts, City Council minutes and many other sources.

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