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The Second Shepherds' Play, translated into Modern English
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2015. Categories: Plays » Medieval
A modern translation of a medieval classic. What had been a slice-of-life tale transforms into a nativity play, comparing and contrasting the poor peasants and their sheep with Mary and Jesus. Written in the fifteenth century by the Wakefield Master, The Second Shepherds' play uses uses comedy and pathos to explore the lives of medieval English peasants.