Second Shepherd's Play
by Lisl Beer
The play is a fusion of the rough peasant humour of the period, and simple religious faith. The play can be done with hand puppets or marionettes (various cast: People or puppets).
Paperback, 40 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Branden Books
(first published June 1963)
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The Second Shepherds’ Play has the honor of being the first play I will under no circumstances (well, maybe a few *imagines debating about early episodic drama in a coffee shop while sipping hot cocoa, getting annoyed and deciding to, instead of pouring hot cocoa over the opponent’s head, recommend this play in order to torture the opponent*) recommend to anyone. Although my professor of British Literature (course one) drummed into our heads that the “middle ages” and “renaissance” are clearly p...more
the humor is so subtle that i pretty much missed most of it. actually it's not always even that subtle. sometimes it's pretty blunt, i just couldn't pay enough attention to notice it. if you can keep up with medieval literature in all its difficulties, it should be pretty darn witty.