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  • Chief Pre-Shakespearean Dramas: A Selection of Plays Illustrating the History of the English Drama from its Origin Down to Shakespeare. Ed. and trans. Joseph Quincy Adams. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1924. [Individual texts are listed separately below.]
  • Medieval Drama. Ed. and trans. David Bevington. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975. [Individual texts are listed separately below.]
  • Medieval Church Music-Dramas: A Repertory of Complete Plays. Ed. and trans. Fletcher Collins, Jr. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1976. [Individual texts are listed separately below.]
  • Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies and Dramas from Medieval Sweden. Ed. and trans. Audrey Ekdahl Davidson. Early Drama, Art, and Music Monograph Series, 13. Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 1990. [Individual texts are listed separately below.]
  • Nine Medieval Latin Plays. Ed. and trans. Peter Dronke. Cambridge Medieval Classics, 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994. [Individual texts are listed separately below.]

Quasi-Dramatic Ceremonies for Holy Week and Easter

  • "Depositio Crucis" and "Elevatio Crucis" from Durham. Ed. and trans. Joseph Quincey Adams. In Chief Pre-Shakespearean Dramas, pp. 4-5.
  • "Adoration of the Cross (Adoratio Crucis) from the Regularis Concordia of St. Ethelwold." Ed. and trans. David Bevington. In Medieval Drama, pp. 14-15.
  • "The Interment of the Cross (Depositio) from the Regularis Concordia of St. Ethelwold." Ed. and trans. David Bevington. In Medieval Drama, p. 16.
  • "The Raising of the Host from the Sepulchre (Elevatio) from St. Gall." Ed. and trans. David Bevington. In Medieval Drama, p. 17.
  • "Antiphons for Easter Vespers (Antiphonae ad Vesperas de Evangelio, Sabbato Sancto)." From the Regularis Concordia of St. Ethelwold. Ed. and trans. David Bevington. In Medieval Drama, p. 18.
  • "Antiphons with Responses for the Vigil of the Most Holy Easter (Antiphonae cum Responsoriis de Vigilia Sanctissimae Paschae)." From the Regularis Concordia of St. Ethelwold. Ed. and trans. David Bevington. In Medieval Drama, p. 19.
  • Quem quaeritis trope from the monastery of St. Martial, Limoges. Ed. and trans. David Bevington. In Medieval Drama, p. 25.
  • Quem quaeritis trope from St. Gall MS. 484. Ed. and trans. Joseph Quincey Adams. In Chief Pre-Shakespearean Dramas, p. 3.
  • Quem quaeritis trope from St. Gall MS. 484. Ed. and trans. David Bevington. In Medieval Drama, p. 26.
  • Quem quaeritis trope from Tours. Ed. and trans. Joseph Quincey Adams. In Chief Pre-Shakespearean Dramas, p. 6.
  • Depositio Crucis and Elevatio Crucis from a Vadstena Processional. Ed. and trans. Audrey Ekdahl Davidson. In Holy Week and Easter Dramas and Ceremonies from Medieval Sweden, pp. 111-21.
Visitatio Sepulchri

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  • Sepulchrum from the Regularis Concordia of St. Ethelwold. Ed. and trans. Joseph Quincey Adams. In Chief Pre-Shakespearean Dramas, pp. 9-10.
  • The Visit to the Sepulchre (Visitatio Sepulchri) from the "Regularis Concordia" of St. Ethelwold. Ed. and trans. David Bevington. In Medieval Drama, pp. 27-28.
  • The Visit to the Sepulchre (Visitatio Sepulchri) from the Tenth-Century Winchester Troper. Ed. and trans. David Bevington. In Medieval Drama, p. 29.
  • The Visit to the Sepluchre (Visitatio Sepulchri) from Aquileia (?). Ed. and trans. David Bevington. In Medieval Drama, pp. 34-35.
  • The Visit to the Sepulchre (Visitatio Sepulchri) from St. Lambrecht. Ed. and trans. David Bevington. In Medieval Drama, pp. 36-38.
  • Sepulchrum from a fourteenth-century Sarum processional. Ed. and trans. Joseph Quincey Adams. In Chief Pre-Shakespearean Dramas, pp. 11-14.
  • Sepulchrum from Orleans (thirteenth century). Ed. and trans. Joseph Quincey Adams. In Chief Pre-Shakespearean Dramas, pp. 15-20.
  • Visitatio Sepulchri from a Linkoping Ordinal. Ed. and trans. Audrey Ekdahl Davidson. In Holy Week and Easter Dramas and Ceremonies from Medieval Sweden, pp. 31-47.
  • Visitatio Sepulchri from a Linkoping Antiphonal. Ed. and trans. Audrey Ekdahl Davidson. In Holy Week and Easter Dramas and Ceremonies from Medieval Sweden, pp. 48-57.
  • Visitatio Sepulchri from a Gradual, possibly from the Stockholm area. Ed. and trans. Audrey Ekdahl Davidson. In Holy Week and Easter Dramas and Ceremonies from Medieval Sweden, pp. 58-61.
  • Elevatio Crucis and Visitatio Sepulchri from a Vadstena Ordinal. Ed. and trans. Audrey Ekdahl Davidson. In Holy Week and Easter Dramas and Ceremonies from Medieval Sweden, pp. 62-82.
  • Visitatio Sepulchri from a Swedish Breviary. Ed. and trans. Audrey Ekdahl Davidson. In Holy Week and Easter Dramas and Ceremonies from Medieval Sweden, pp. 83-90.
  • Elevatio Crucis and Visitatio Sepulchri from a Linkoping Ordinal (1493). Ed. and trans. Audrey Ekdahl Davidson. In Holy Week and Easter Dramas and Ceremonies from Medieval Sweden, pp. 91-110.
  • Verses pascales de tres Maries: Easter Verses of the Three Maries, from Vic. Ed. and trans. Peter Dronke. In Nine Medieval Latin Plays, pp. 83-101.
  • Visitation of the Sepulcher. Trans. John Shinners. In Medieval Popular Religion, 1000-1500: A Reader. Ed. John Shinners. Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 1997. Pp. 275-77. [a fourteenth-century text from Essen]

Peregrinus

  • Peregrini from Rouen cathedral. Ed. and trans. Joseph Quincy Adams. In Chief Pre-Shakespearean Dramas, pp. 21-24.
  • The Pilgrim (Peregrinus) from Beauvais. Ed. and trans. Fletcher Collins, Jr. In Medieval Church Music-Dramas, pp. 63-88.
  • The Service [for Representing] the Pilgrim, at Vespers of the second Holy Day of Easter (Ordo ad peregrinum in secunda feria pasche ad vesperas), from Beauvais. Ed. and trans. David Bevington. In Medieval Drama, pp. 45-49.
  • Versus de pelegrino: Verses about the Stranger, from Vic. Ed. and trans. Peter Dronke. In Nine Medieval Latin Plays, pp. 83-91, 100-109.

Latin Easter Plays

  • Maastricht Easter Play: A Twelfth Century Musical Drama. Ed. and trans. Wilbur W. Hollman and Rev. David Morrison, J.C.D. New York: Schirmer, 1966.
  • The Visit to the Sepulchre (Visitatio Sepulchri) from Origny-Sainte-Benoite. Ed. and trans. Fletcher Collins, Jr. In Medieval Church Music-Dramas, pp. 3-41.
  • Les trois Maries: Jeu liturgique medieval d'Origny-Sainte-Benoite / Mittelalterliches liturgisches Spiel aus Origny-Sainte-Benoite / Liturgical Play of the Middle Ages from Origny-Sainte-Benoite. Trans. Oliver Langhorne. CD sound recording. Koch-Schwann 3-1425-2. Austria (?): Koch-Schwann, 1994.

Quasi-Dramatic Ceremonies for Christmas

  • Quem quaeritis in praesepe, trope for the third mass of Christmas day, Limoges. Ed. and trans. David Bevington. In Medieval Drama, p. 56.

Pastores: The Shepherds

  • Pastores from Rouen cathedral. Ed. and trans. Joseph Quincy Adams. In Chief Pre-Shakespearean Dramas, pp. 25-27.
  • The Shepherds (Officium Pastorum) from Rouen cathedral. Ed. and trans. Fletcher Collins, Jr. In Medieval Church Music-Dramas, pp. 89-103.

Plays of the Magi and Herod

  • Magi from Rouen cathedral. Ed. and trans. Joseph Quincy Adams. In Chief Pre- Shakespearean Dramas, pp. 28-31.
  • Officium Stelle: The Play of the Star, from Freising. Ed. and trans. Peter Dronke. In Nine Medieval Latin Plays, pp. 24-51.
  • Representation of Herod on the Night of the Epiphany. Trans. John Shinners...
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