Places to Hear the Play in York

  • Eileen White University of Leeds


The unusual custom of using a procession of pageants playing at a series of preassigned 'stations' was the common practice in York. The route and each station can be ascertained from external evidence. Bringing to bear historic and modern evidence from the actual spaces that survive on the streets of York, the paper measures and describes each of the stations. Recent performances in the streets of York are also considered and questions raised about the nature of the historic performances.