Herod's Killing of the Children

herod killing

The Medieval Play 'Herod's Killing of the Children', directed by Elisabeth Dutton, on the Medieval Convent Drama project. This is the only Middle English play-script to survive outside of a convent which features clear and definite indication that female actors performed onstage.

For interested readers you can find it in: The Late Medieval Religious Plays of Bodleian Manuscripts Digby 133 and e Museo 160, ed. Baker, Murphy and Hall Jr, EETS n. s. 283 (London, 1982).  Feel free to come along, and do pass on.


Oxford Medieval Studies

Contact name: Sophie Marnette
Contact email: sophie.marnette@balliol.ox.ac.uk
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