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Free was this world that I have wrought
The Newcastle Play of Noah’s Ark — 200 lines
Title(s): The Newcastle Play of Noah’s Ark
Subjects: mystery plays; Noah



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Missing, lost, or destroyed, (?) No known MS survives or MS not identified
First Lines:
Fre was this world that I have wrought…
Editions:
Bourne, Henry. The History of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Newcastle: J. White, 1736: 139.
Brand, John. The History and Antiquities of…Newcastle. London: B. White, 1789: 2.369 seqq..
Sharp, Thomas. A Dissertation on the Pageants…performed at Coventry. Coventry: Merridew, 1825: 221.
Holthausen, Ferdinand, ed. Das Noahspiel von Newcastle upon Tyne. Göteborg’s Högskolas årsskrift 3/3. Goteborg: W. Zachrissons, 1897.
Brotanek, Rudolph. “Noahs Arche: Ein misterium aus Newcastle upon Tyne.” Anglia 21 (1899): 165-200: 170-83.
Waterhouse, Osborn, ed. The Non-Cycle Mystery Plays. EETS e.s. 104 (1909): 19-25.
Dustoor, P. E., ed. “The Newcastle Noah’s Ark.” Allahabad University Studies 8, pt. 1 (1931).
Davis, Norman, ed. Non-Cycle Plays and Fragments. EETS s.s. 1 (1970): 25.