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Middle English Plays: Additional Resources

Medieval Drama - Clare Kinney
Notes on Medieval Drama - Prof. Don King
Moralities and Mysteries - University of Victoria
The Mystery Plays - Harvard
Morality Plays - The Catholic Encyclopedia
Miracle Plays and Mysteries - The Catholic Encyclopedia

Images Related to Middle English Drama
First Page of The Second Shepherds' Play
Another Page from the Towneley Cycle Manuscript
Page from the Coventry "Play of the Three Kings"
Page from the York Mysteries

Bibliography for Medieval English Drama - University of Rochester
Bibliography for Medieval Drama - University of Victoria
Bibliography for Moralities and Mysteries - University of Victoria

Other Sites
Centre for Research in Early English Drama - UToronto
European Medieval Drama - Sydney Higgins
The York Doomsday Project - Lancaster University
Introduction to Medieval Theatre - Dr. Eric W. Trumbull

The N-Town Plays: A Modernization - Kahrl and Johnston
The "King's English" in The Second Shepherd's Play - Harvard

The Cambridge History of English and American Literature

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