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To help you get started, a modern-spelling script of this play can be downloaded by clicking here.
The twenty-third play from the York Corpus Christi Plays takes place after the Temptation. Again, Jesus is asked to show his identity as the Son of God. This time, he agrees, and his divine nature is revealed to his disciples.
Performed by the Curriers- responsible for leather-working- it is possible that bleached leather was used to create "clothyng is as white as snowe".
The play has rarely been incorporated into the larger modern productions. Its drama depends on a theological point, and can feel repetitive following from the same point made in the Baptism and the Temptation. However, there is great spectacle in the appearance of God amid clouds, the revelation of Jesus, and the appearance of the prophets Moses and Elijah. These were likely produced through special effects to give a gleaming appearance. It was performed on the waggons in 2010, by the Lords of Misrule.
The play is based on Matthew 17:1-9.
The original script, in 15th Century Middle English, can be found here, courtesy of Prof. Clifford Davidson and the University of Rochester's TEAMS Middle English Text Series.
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