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Anonymous [The Wakefield Master]


The Second Shepherds' Play


Non musique / Scène, Écran

Taille de l'album MP3:

2203 mb


Caedmon Records




Spoken Word



Date de publication:



TC 1032

Téléchargement le album Anonymous [The Wakefield Master] - The Second Shepherds' Play


1Side 1
2The Second Shepherds' Play
Written-By – Anonymous [The Wakefield Master]
3Side 2


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
TC 1032Anonymous [The Wakefield Master] The Second Shepherds' Play ‎(LP, Mono)Caedmon RecordsTC 1032USUnknown


  • CoverAsh
  • Directed ByHoward Sackler
  • Voice Actor, Performer [Angel]Owen Wynne
  • Voice Actor, Performer [First Shepherd]Joss Ackland
  • Voice Actor, Performer [Gill]Avril Elgar
  • Voice Actor, Performer [Mak]Robert Stephens
  • Voice Actor, Performer [Second Shepherd]Peter Bayliss
  • Voice Actor, Performer [Third Shepherd]Diarmid Cammel
  • Voice Actor, Performer [Virgin Mary]Patricia Somerset


LP series erroneously labeled "Volume Two" on labels - correctly identified on covers as both "Vol. III" (front) and "Volume 3" (back)


  • Matrix / Runout (A runout): TC1032AT1
  • Matrix / Runout (B runout): TC1032BT1
  • Matrix / Runout (A label): TC-1032-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B label): TC-1032-B


The Second Shepherds' Play also known as The Second Shepherds' Pageant is a famous medieval mystery play which is contained in the manuscript HM1, the unique manuscript of the Wakefield Cycle. The plays within the manuscript roughly follow the chronology of the Bible and so were believed to be a cycle, which is now considered not to be the case. This play gained its name because in the. The Wakefield or Towneley Mystery Plays are a series of thirty-two mystery plays based on the Bible most likely performed around the Feast of Corpus Christi probably in the town of Wakefield, England during the late Middle Ages until 1576. It is one of only four surviving English mystery play cycles. Some scholars argue that the Wakefield cycle is not a cycle at all, but a mid-sixteenth-century compilation, formed by a scribe bringing together three separate groups of plays. Complete summary of Wakefield Master's The Second Shepherds' Play. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Second Shepherds' Play. Critical Essays. The Second Shepherds' Play is part of the Wakefield mystery play cycle. It is play number thirteen of thirty-two contained in the only surviving manuscript, currently held at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. The series of plays attributed to the Wakefield master are likely the work of many authors over a vast period of years, perhaps as much as a hundred years. There is significant variation in stanza and verse forms, which suggests multiple authors. As of 2007, the album is unavailable for purchase. In 1965, The Second Shepherds' Play was filmed by Rediffusion Productions and directed by Charles Warren. The Second Shepherds' Play book. However, the most significant contribution has been attributed to an anonymous author known as the Wakefield Master. It is believed that his additions include Noah, The First Shepherds' Play, The Second Shepherds' Play, Herod the Great and The Buffeting of Christ. This common authorship is suspected The Wakefield Mystery Play cycle is the work of many authors, some sourced from the York Cycle. The best study guide to The Second Shepherds Play on the planet, from the creators of SparkNotes. Get the summaries, analysis, and quotes you need. The Wakefield Master was active during the last quarter of the fifteenth century and likely worked on several other Wakefield plays. He is known for his skillful combination of lighthearted farce with solemn religious content, making his mystery plays entertaining, relatable, and impactful. Get the entire The Second Shepherds Play LitChart as a printable PDF. wakefield second nativity play. 1st Shepherd. Lord what, these weathers are cold, and I am ill happed I am near hand-dold, so long have I napped My legs bend and fold, my fingers are chapped, It is not as I would, for I am all lapped In sorrow. In storms and tempest, Now in the east, now in the west, Woe is him has never rest, Mid day nor morrow. But we silly shepherds, that walk upon the moor, In faith, we are near hands out of the door No wonder, as it stands, if we be poor, For the tilth of our lands lies fallow as the floor, We are so lamed, So taxed and shamed, We are made hand. segment The Second Shepherds' Play. Earl Montgomery. Adnia Rice. Wood Romoff. Jean Stapleton. segment A House of Cards. The program has four segments: 1 The Second Shepherds' Play performance of the famous medieval mystery play, 2 Vienna Choir Boys carols by the Vienna Boys Choir, 3 Children's Books readings of children's stories, and 4 A House of Cards short drama revolving around greetings cards. This 15th-century mystery play - probably serving as a replacement for the earlier first Shepherds' Play - was created by the so-called Wakefield Master, praised for his skill in comedy. Shepherds Coll, Gib, and Daw, along with the sheep-thieving Mak and his wife Gill provide the comic parody. The Second Shepherds' Play. Medieval English Literature. The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 1. 8th ed. NY: W. Norton & Co

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