Group    From 1350  To 1575

Chester Players

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.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Chester Players

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Dame Edith Evans

Dame Edith Evans

Actor. Born Edith Mary Evans at 12 Ebury Square. In a stage and screen career spanning sixty-six years, she appeared in many memorable productions. Her most famous role was probably that of Lady Br...

Person, Cinema, Theatre

2 memorials
Jessica Tandy

Jessica Tandy

Actor. Born Jessie Alice Tandy in Upper Clapton. She appeared in over 100 stage productions and more than 60 roles in film and TV. In 1940, on the break-up of her marriage to actor Jack Hawkins, sh...

Person, Cinema, Theatre, TV & Radio, USA

1 memorial
Act of Parliament - 1751-2 - licensing

Act of Parliament - 1751-2 - licensing

"Licensed pursuant to Act of Parliament of the Twenty fifth of King George the Second." This is a form of words that we have found at three 19th century places of entertainment, two physically and...

Concept, Food & Drink, Law, Music / songs, Theatre

1 memorial
Ellen Terry

Ellen Terry

Born in Coventry. From an acting family her stage career started at age 8. When 17 she retired from the stage to marry artist G.F. Watts, 30 years her senior. Her desire for the stage was greater t...

Person, Theatre

4 memorials
Comic Heritage

Comic Heritage

Merged with the Heritage Foundation.

Group, Cinema, History, Humour, Theatre, TV & Radio

29 memorials