A wagon, a Worme and two wings


mystery_playRecords of Early English Drama North -East unfurls its latest “Flower of the Month” – an intriguing find from the archives of the region. This discovery is the only record that survives from Beverley (East Riding of Yorkshire) to list props used in a pageant of the local Corpus Christi play.

The props and costumes listed suggest that the play was about the Fall and Expulsion of Adam and Eve: so an angel and sword, as well as the Worme representing Satan, are included in the list. To find out more about this document, and to read the full and peculiar list of props, visit the Records of Early English Drama North-East blog.

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