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flower child, he also turns Donovan into a modern-day saint, as he links contemporary music to revolutionary powers. Donovan himself comments on the position of the musician as one who writes about universal themes. In a recent interview with the BBC, Donovan, commenting on his music’s lasting popularity, remarked that: ‘like troubadours, … I can write about any facet of the human condition’. 18 The

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Temporal origami in the Towneley Herod the Great
Daisy Black

recently forming the underlying plot in the fourth season of the BBC’s Sherlock (see ‘The Six Thatchers’, Sherlock , BBC One, 1 January 2017). 2 Reed, ‘The Slaughter of the Innocents’, p. 219, on directing the York Cycle’s Slaughter of the Innocents for the 1999 University of Toronto festival. 3 See Nolan Sidhu, Indecent Exposure, pp. 219–21 and Sturges, The Circulation of Power , pp. 64–5. 4 On the gendered conflict between female grief and male control, see Katharine Goodland, Female Mourning and Tragedy in Medieval and Renaissance Drama: From the

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Linear time and Jewish conversion in the N-Town plays
Daisy Black

Aucklanders’ iconoclastic reaction to a billboard that dared to probe similar questions demonstrates, such knots retain their potential to spark humour, controversy and hostility. Notes 1 See the BBC News article [accessed 14 August 2019]. 2 See Richard Beadle, ed., ‘Joseph’s Trouble about Mary’, in The York Plays (London: Edward Arnold Publishers, 1982), pp. 117–24; Stephen Spector, ed., ‘Joseph’s Doubt’, in The N-Town Play: Cotton MS Vespasian D8 , EETS, s.s., 11–12, Vol. 1 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991), pp

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Queering the Nativity in the Towneley Second Shepherds’ Play
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Annunciation and Visitation , where Mary’s pregnancy needed to be visible soon after the Annunciation. 69 Modern performances occasionally make theatrical jokes of this, using inflatable stomachs for Mary’s bump and collapsing the gestation period with the same comic rapidity also widely mocked in the first series of the 2015 BBC drama Poldark. While Mak’s complaint about Gyll’s fecundity sets up the sheep trick to come, the lack of time between her pregnancies also operates as a metatheatrical joke on the impracticality of physically representing divine gestation on

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