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Chester Players

Group  From 1350  To 1575

Categories: Theatre

The clergy encouraged the staging of mystery plays from around 1350. Performed in English these taught the Christian stories to the people who could not read, nor understand the Latin used in church. The plays were locally written and produced and those from only four towns survive: Wakefield, Chester, Coventry and York.

The plays were suppressed in the Reformation but in recent years some have been resurrected.

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