Edited from the 15th-century
Lincoln Cycle of Mystery Plays arranged for broadcasting in three parts and produced by RAYMOND RAIKES with music by CHRISTOPHER WHELEN
Part 2: Prologue of Expositor; King Herod; The Trial before Annas, Cayphas, Pilate, and Herod; Pilate's Wife's Dream; Condemnation and Scourging; Procession to Calvary; Crucifixion; Blind Longeus
The manuscript (MS. Vespasian D.viii of the Cotton Collection in the British Museum) is written in Middle English, in the East Midland dialect, and these plays belong to the city of Lincoln. Unlike other extant Mystery cycles, this one is not connected with the trade guilds of a town. It is a compilation of Old and New Testament plays by different authors for performance under the jurisdiction of the clergy.
Part 3: April 14
GRAHAM HOUGH gave three talks last year under the title of ' The Muse and her Chains ' on the place of literature in our current intellectual life. In three more talks Mr. Hough picks up some aspects of his earlier discussion 1: The Function of Criticism
A common public notion of the critic-as the Canadian critic Northrop Frye has put it-is that of an educated shrew. It is useless to try to get rid of the word, but Mr. Hough believes it needs a thorough disinfecting.
Morality and the Novel: April 19
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