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The Pageant of the Shearmen and Taylors, a Coventry Corpus Christi Play
Title(s): The Pageant of the Shearmen and Taylors
Subjects: mystery plays



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Coventry, MS formerly owned by Thomas Sharp (burned in 1879)
Note: MS burned in 1879.
Editions:
Sharp, Thomas. A Dissertation on the Pageants…performed at Coventry. Coventry: Merridew, 1825.
Marriott, William. Collection of English Miracle-Plays. Basel: Schweighauser, 1838.
Manly, John Matthews. Specimens of the Pre-Shakspearean Drama. 2 vols. Boston: Ginn, 1897: 1.120-52.
Craig, Hardin, ed. Two Coventry Corpus Christi Plays. EETS e.s. 87 (1902; 2nd ed. 1957); repr. 1967: 1-32.
Pollard, Alfred William. Fifteenth Century Prose and Verse. A Volume of Arber’s ‘English Garner’…. Westminster and New York: Dutton, 1903: 272 (song alone).
Adams, Joseph Quincy. Chief Pre-Shakespearean Dramas. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1924: 158-66 (lines 475-end).
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 50; 1977, 42 (song alone).
Cutts, John C. “The Second Coventry Carol and a note on The Maydes Metamorphosis.” Renaissance News 10 (1957): 3-8: 3-8 (song alone).