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The Wakefield Master
ca. 1400 - ca. 1450



The Author

The work of the so called Wakefield Master, probably a cleric, is part of the mystery plays in the Towneley Cycle. This remarkable poet seems to have written his pageants between 1400 and 1450 in Wakefield, a prosperous market town in Yorkshire, where his plays were also performed.

Huntingdon Library MS HM1, fol. 38r

The Work

Processus Noe
[Prima] Pagina Pastorum
[Secunda] Pagina Pastorum
Magnus Herodes


The Towneley Cycle at the University of Virginia
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