The public is invited to participate in the Blue Hill Public Library Play Reading Group on Wednesday, April 16th from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Library, and every 3rd Wednesday of the month until next summer. This month the group will read The Second Shepherd’s Play from Wakefield Mystery Plays.
The Wakefield Mystery Plays date from the late-14th to the mid-15th centuries and are a collection of thirty two dramatic works translated from the famous manuscript of Biblical enactments found near the English town of Wakefield. The cycle, which ran from approximately the late 14th to the mid-15th Centuries, is notable for the “The Second Shepherd’s Play,” which recounts the visiting of the baby Jesus by the shepherds and although the underlying tone is serious, the antics of the shepherds are comical.
The playreading group welcomes inexperienced and experienced readers alike. The only criteria are the love of plays and the joy of reading them aloud among like-minded theater fans. For further information, contact the Blue Hill Library at 374-5515 or Michael Donahue at 374-5248 (or Donahue.firstname.lastname@example.org).