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Press Cuttings : Donations to NCEM archive

Item type: Press Cuttings
Archive reference: YMP/F/16/6
Date/year: 1909 to date
Description: Below are briefly listed a sample of donations which have been made to the Mystery Plays Archive held at the National Centre for Early Music, in the last few years.  We are grateful for all donations, but are here withholding the names of donors as not all permissions have been sought.  Fuller details are available from the archivist at the NCEM. The list is in chronological order of Plays, not of donations.
  • 1909 York Pageant script
  • Professional photographs of the 1954 Plays in Museum gardens and rehearsals
  • Two tablecloths embroidered with the signatures of the actors in the 1957 and 1960 plays by a member of the cast (see an extract below)
  • Programme of 1963 wagon play Abraham and Isaak
  • 1969 script of Plays in Museum Gardens, donated by an actor
  • 1976 script of Plays in Museum Gardens, donated by an actor
  • 1984 Festival brochure, with tickets (see here for information about other ticket prices)
  • Photographs and script of 1986 and 1987 production of The Yorkshire Mysteries, held in the St John Arts Centre, Micklegate
  • 1988 script of Plays in Museum Gardens, donated by an actor
  • Scrapbook with much information about the 1992 production of the Plays in York Theatre Royal, donated by York Theatre Royal
  • Copy of 1996 script with stage directions of the Plays in York Theatre Royal
  • Papers regarding the administration of the 1998 wagon plays
  • Papers regarding the administration of the 2000 production in York Minster
  • 2001 report by Friends of York Minster, in which there is an article about the previous year's Plays
  • Programmes of academic conferences held in 2010 and 2011 about the Plays
  • Rehearsal draft of the 2012 script of Plays in Museum Gardens
  • Recording from TV programme Calendar with two lead actors discussing the 2012 production
  • Book by York Archaeological Trust about Guild items excavated with links to the medieval mystery plays
  • T shirts from the 2012 Potters team
  • Rehearsal schedule, steward T shirts, rehearsal and performance photographs from the 2016 production in York Minster. 
  • a copy of the 2016 score.        More 2016 press cuttings/media records would be welcome!
1960 cloth

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