Taylor Theatre Playbills




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The playbill for Taylor University’s Spring 1960 performance of The York Nativity Plays edited by J. S. Purvis.

The York Nativity Plays are selections taken from the larger, English mystery play cycle the York Mystery Plays. The original was comprised of 48 simple pageants telling the story of the Old and New Testaments from Creation to the Last Judgement. Each was performed by a different craft guild.

This performance featured eight of the 48 pageants, covering the events of the Nativity from the angel bringing the news to Mary to Herod’s slaughter of the children.

Artistic Director

Jim Young

Publication Date

Spring 1960


Upland, IN


liturgy, nativity, religious, mystery play


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(No date on program aside from 1959-1960.)

The York Nativity Plays

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