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The History of English Dramatic Poetry to the Time of Shakespeare (Volume 2); And Annals of the Stage to the Restoration (Paperback) Loot Price: R332
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The History of English Dramatic Poetry to the Time of Shakespeare (Volume 2); And Annals of the Stage to the Restoration (Paperback)

John Payne Collier

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1831. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 155 THE WIDKIRK, CHESTER, AND COVENTRY MIRACLE-PLAYS. THE PROCLAMATION OF THE PLAYS. The Widkirk Miracle-plays are without any introductory matter. The Chester Whitsun-plays are preceded by a kind of proclamation (called ' the Banes, '), which was made by certain Vexillators in various parts of the city on St. George's day, before the commencement of the performances. It goes through the subjects of the whole series, and attributes the authorship to ' Don Rondall, a monk of Chester Abbey, ' and excuses the introduction of' some things, not warranted by any writ, ' on the ground that it was done' to make sport, ' and to 'glad the hearers.' The following stanza seems to prove that ' the Banes' were written not long after the completion of the Reformation*. ' As all that shall see them shall most welcome be, * Soe all that here them, wee moste humblie praye, ' Not to compare this matter or storie DEGREES * Harl. MS., No. 1944, is a copy of Archdeacon Rogers's collections regarding Chester, which contains a curious addition to this introduc' With the age or tyme wherin we presentlye staye, ' But in the tyme of ignorance wherin we did straye: ' Then doe I compare, that this lande through out, ' Non had the like, nor the like dose sett out.' The Chester-plays began on Whit-monday, and continued until Wednesday. By a similar proclamation, which also details the subjects of all the plays in the volume called Ludus Coventrice, it appears, that the plays began on Sunday, at six in the morning; and that they were acted at other places besides Coventry, is to be concluded from the fact, that the letter N is placed for the Nomen of the town, which was to be filled up, as occasion required, by the person making the proclamation. It is addressed to ' gentles and yeomanry, ' and contrary ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: John Payne Collier
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 114
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-99371-5
Barcode: 9781153993715
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LSN: 1-153-99371-6

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