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Middle English Play Texts:

First page of Second Shepherds' Play manuscript
Start of the Second Shepherds' Play.
Huntington Library MS HM 1, fol. 38r.

The Wakefield Cycle
Introduction to the Towneley plays - TEAMS
The Towneley Cycle Manuscript - The Huntington Library
The Wakefield (Towneley) Cycle - TEAMS
The Wakefield (Towneley) Cycle - UMichigan
The Wakefield (Towneley) Cycle - Dr. Gerard NeCastro
           The Play of Noah - Harvard
           Herod the Great - Harvard
           Second Shepherds' Play - TEAMS
           Second Shepherds' Play - Bibliotheca Augustana
           Second Shepherds' Play - UCalgary

The York Cycle
Introduction - Clifford Davidson, TEAMS
Introduction - The British Library
Full Digitized Manuscript - The British Library
The York Corpus Christi Plays - TEAMS
The York Cycle - UMichigan
The York Plays - Dr. Gerard NeCastro
           York Play of the Crucifixion - Norton (.PDF)

The Chester Cycle
Introduction - Encyclopædia Britannica
The Chester Cycle - Dr. NeCastro
             Noah's Flood - Dr. NeCastro
The Chester Cycle (A Modernized Acting Edition) - A. F. Johnston

The N-Town Cycle
(aka Hegge Plays)

Introduction - Encyclopædia Britannica
Introduction - Douglas Sugano, TEAMS
Introduction - The British Library
Full Digitized Manuscript - The British Library
The N-Town Cycle - TEAMS
The N-Town Cycle - Dr. Gerard NeCastro
The N-Town Plays (Modernized) - A. F. Johnston

The Coventry Pageants
The Shearmen and Taylors' Pageant - Google Books
             The Coventry Carol [Lully lulla littell tiné child]

The Digby Plays
Full Digitized Manuscript - Bodleian Library
The Digby Plays - Google Books
           The Digby Mary Magdalen - TEAMS
           The Digby Mary Magdalen - Dr. NeCastro

Non-Cycle Plays
Croxton Play of the Sacrament - TEAMS
Non-Cycle Plays - Dr. NeCastro
           Brome Play of Abraham and Isaac
           Norwich Grocers' Play A
           Norwich Grocers' Play B
           Dux Moraud
           Lucidus and Dubius
           Mundus et Infans
           Occupation and Idleness (abridged)
           Occupation and Idleness (full)
           The Pride of Life
           The Croxton Play of the Sacrament

The Everyman Page

Mankind - Dr. NeCastro

Castle of Perseverance
Castle of Perseverance (Modernized) - A. F. Johnston

Mundus et Infans
Mundus et Infans - Dr. NeCastro

Robin Hood Plays
Three Plays of Robin Hood - Google Books

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