|The Project continued to work on
- research into the various areas covered by the Project, particularly the relation between
the York Plays and the liturgy, and comparative material in the Low Countries;
- conference papers on various topics associated with the Project's work (see below);
- publication on CD-ROM of various projects undertaken by Project members,
starting with the work demo'd at DRH 1999;
- disseminating information about the Project's activities. This included providing material via the WWW for a local
school doing a Millennium project on the Mystery Plays, and answering a variety of e-mail questions on mystery plays in general;
- the recording, scanning, and cataloguing of:
- iconographic material related to the Project;
- material connected with theatrical re-creations of the York Plays.
In the Lent Term, Professor Rafael Portillo from the Universidad de Sevilla was a welcome visitor
to the Project, somewhat redressing the balance of the sexes at Project meetings.
|Lancaster University and St Martin’s College, Lancaster, particularly welcome applications for MPhil, DPhil, and the MA by Research in Medieval Studies from well-qualified graduates and final year undergraduates who would be interested in working with the Project. There are opportunities for presenting part of their dissertation as a multimedia computer programme.|
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||Mrs Lena Etherington (St Martin’s College, Lancaster)
continued working on an MPhil editing the 'Doomsday' portion of
The Prick of Conscience. This will involve an electronic
||Mrs Glynis Queenan (Lancaster
University) is completing her MA on the depiction of the Seven
(more usually Six) Corporal Works of Mercy in medieval English
stained-glass windows. Her thesis covers All Saints', North Street,
York; Holy Trinity, Tattershall; St Mary's, Coombs; St Andrew's,
Chinnor; and the surviving panels from Wigston's Hospital,
Leicester. She has found significant inter-relations between these
both in iconography and patronage. Her findings will be presented
||Miss Ann Marie Foxcroft (Lancaster
University) successfully completed an MA on the Dance of Death and its possible
relations with the presentation of the Resurrection of the Dead in the mystery plays
Project Associates' activities
Mrs Olga Horner is working on an edition of the Hull Customs Accounts
from 1370 to 1450. She is also writing an article on the legal terminology of the Coventry Weavers' Indentures.
Mrs Alison Samuels is preparing a transcription of the Sharp/Douce correspondence
in the British Library and the Bodleian Library.
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Project Directors' activities
- completed her joint edition with Professor Clifford Davidson of the two surviving
Coventry Plays, which was published by Medieval Institute Publications, Kalamazoo,
in March 2000;
- is working on
- a facsimile edition of the Coventry plays on CD-ROM, with the technical
assistance of Helen Bennett and design input by Meg Twycross;
- an article on ‘The York Cycle and Corpus Christi Reconsidered’
for publication in Medieval English Theatre;
- a paper for the Leeds International Medieval Symposium 2000, on the Festive Liturgy
in the York Cycle;
- in the longer term, a book on liturgical influences on the York Cycle.
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- continued her visits to Leuven to
work on the records of processional activity in the civic records.
- She was also working on the following publications:
- with Dr Guido Latré, the facsimile edition and
translation of the ommegang section of the 1594 Liber Boonen;
- a CD-ROM teaching package on palaeography, using
expertise developed in work on the Project;
- with Sarah Carpenter, a book on masks in medieval and early Tudor
theatre, festivities and society, currently nearing
completion, for Ashgate Press;
- an article on stage heavens, with particular reference
to the York Doomsday Play.
Publications and Papers
- Pamela M. King and Clifford Davidson editors
The Coventry Plays (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2000);
- Pamela M. King ‘Contemporary Cultural Models for the Trial Plays in the York Cycle’
Drama and Community: People and Plays in Medieval Europe edited Alan Hindley
(Turnhout: Brepols, 1999) 200-216;
- Pamela M. King ‘Seeing and Hearing: Looking and Listening’
Early Theatre 3 (2000)
- Pamela M. King Geoffrey Chaucer: The Miller's Prologue and Tale
(York Notes Advanced: London/Harlow, York Press/Longman, 1999);
- Meg Twycross ‘Teaching Palaeography on the Web’ Journal of
Literary and Linguistic Computing 14:2 (1999) 257-283.
- Pamela M. King ‘A Reconsideration of the So-Called Haxey Tomb in York Minster’ in
The Church and Learning in Late Medieval Society, Papers in honour of Barrie Dobson from the
Sixteenth Harlaxton Symposium (2000);
- Pamela M. King ‘The York Cycle and Instruction on the Sacraments’, in
Papers for the 30th Anniversary of the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of
York edited Felicity Riddy.
Conference Papers and Lectures
- Meg Twycross ‘Teaching medieval English religious theatre’ (Conference on ‘Teaching Medieval
Spirituality’, University of Glamorgan, 26 October 1999);
- Meg Twycross ‘Celebrating Famous Women’ (Cambridge Medieval Seminar, 17 November 1999);
- Pamela M. King and Meg Twycross ‘Doomsday in Northern Manuscripts’ (17th
Harlaxton Symposium, July 2000);
- Pamela M. King ‘The York Cycle and Festive Liturgy’ (Leeds International Medieval
Congress, July 2000);
- Pamela M. King and Meg Twycross: ‘Aliens in York: social mobility in the 14th and 15th centuries’ (Conference
on the Social Mobility in the later Middle Ages, QMW, University of London, 7-9 September 2000).
Meg Twycross 2000.