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.

Director:

Ronald Eyre

Writer:

Ronald Eyre (translator)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Timothy Bateson ... Mak
Barbara Hicks ... Mak's Wife
Dudley Foster Dudley Foster ... First Shepherd
Neil McCarthy ... Second Shepherd
Michael Williams ... Third Shepherd
John Alldis John Alldis ... The Angel
Freda Dowie ... Mary
Frederick Rawlings Frederick Rawlings ... Joseph (as Fred Rawlings)
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Storyline

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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based on the bible | See All (1) »

Genres:

Short | Drama | Family | History

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1961 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

BBC Schools See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono
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