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The Two Cities in the Fleury Playbook


In lieu of an abstract, the first paragraph of the essay follows:

The collection of plays found in MS. Orleans 201 is one of the great achievements of medieval literature. Individual dramas- the Play of Herod, the Son of Getron, Lazarus-have become familiar to students of medieval drama partially because of their successful production in modern times. Yet, little critical attention has been paid to the collection as a whole. In fact, we are very far from knowing why it was brought together, or even where it was originally written. The purpose of this essay is to present an assessment of its literary value and to suggest some principles of coherence that apply to the group of plays collected in the manuscript.

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