Cornish mystery plays

As described in this recent news story, the manuscript MS. Bodl. 791 is the unique surviving manuscript of a trilogy of plays on the Creation, Passion of Christ and Resurrection, in Cornish verse, with Latin stage directions and diagrams. The manuscript was made in the first half of the 15th century.

Bodleian MS. Bodl. 791, fol. 27r
MS. Bodl. 791, fol. 27r

Diagrams on three pages of this manuscript show major characters and locations of scenes – Heaven, Torturers, Hell, Pharoah, King David, King Solomon – arranged in a circle.

A digital reproduction of MS Bodl. 791 is available to view here.