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The Wakefield Shepherd's Play (1961)

This medieval Nativity Play has shepherds watching their flocks being visited by an angel. Unusually, the story is told comically; in fact, it is considered the first farce in English.

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Mak
Barbara Hicks ...
Mak's Wife
Dudley Foster ...
First Shepherd
Neil McCarthy ...
Second Shepherd
Michael Williams ...
Third Shepherd
John Alldis ...
The Angel
Freda Dowie ...
Mary
Frederick Rawlings ...
Joseph
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This medieval Nativity Play has shepherds watching their flocks being visited by an angel. Unusually, the story is told comically; in fact, it is considered the first farce in English.

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29 November 1961 (UK)  »

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