Everyman, and Medieval Miracle Plays - Part 12 Summary & Analysis

A. C. Cawley
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Part 12 Summary

Appendix 1 - "The Cornish Trilogy - The Death of Pilate" The editor comments that the story of this particular pageant does not appear in any of the other existing collections of pageant manuscripts, adding that the manuscript of the Trilogy contains detailed plans and descriptions of set designs and staging procedures.

The Pageant - The Roman Emperor, suffering from leprosy, is advised to seek out Jesus, who (it is rumored) has the power to cure the disease. A messenger sent to Jesus is told by a woman (Veronica) that Jesus is dead, but that she is a follower and if brought to the Emperor may be given grace to cure him. When she meets the Emperor, she tells him that if he professes faith in Jesus (as demonstrated by his adoration of her handkerchief - see "Objects/Places"), he will be cured. He...

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