Medieval Plays in Modern Performance (2MP)

E. Martin Browne Archive

E. Martin Browne, director of the hugely successful landmark production of revived York Mystery Plays in 1951, long-term collaborator with T. S. Eliot.

Norah Lambourne Archive

Norah Lambourne, artist and theatre designer, worked with E Martin Browne on the set and costumes for the revived York Mystery Play cycle in 1951, 1954 and 1957.

Medieval Players Archive

A professional touring company whose eclectic artistic policy was inspired by the travelling entertainers of the Middle Ages. Productions characteristically involved acrobatics, stilt-walking, fire-eating, juggling, singing, dancing.

Glynne Wickham Archive

Glynne Wickham, a trail-blazer in the study of early drama, and a major supporter of the campaign to remove the conventions of censorship which impeded the production of religious drama.

Poculi Ludique Societas

One of the longest running theatre groups specialising in the production of medieval plays, Poculi Ludique Societas, the drinking and playing society, began performing in 1964 and are still thriving.

Joculatores Lancastrienses

OA set of specially prepared film clips of performances by this Lancaster University theatre group from the 1980s and 90s.

2MP: Locating and capturing archival materials which document the performance of medieval English plays in the twentieth century.

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Archives and repositories

The fruits of our search: find out what materials are stored where. A richly fascinating and illuminating collection of information.

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Selected projects

Information on some of the individual projects that are a part of 2MP Item level archival catalogues and useful links…

Theatre Collection website

Worldwide Universities Network in Bristol