"Attractively produced in linen-back. Mr. Edwards writes in a friendly style and takes care to explain the relevant details of Christian ritual in terms which anyone can understand. The comprehensive book-list, which includes the texts of the plays, should be helpful to those wishing to go more deeply into this fascinating subject. An excellent introduction and a useful addition to the school library."
"When Mr. Edwards writes about mediaeval theatre, he knows what he is about. Authoritative about what happened to the Gospel in the plays, this book will also convey something about the Gospel itself."
"The author shows in simple terms, free from jargon and cliché how mediaeval drama developed from the liturgy."
"A good introduction to the Mediaeval theatre, and provides a useful starting point. May also be of interest to those exploring the place of drama in the life and worship of the church."
"Presenting the story in an objective way acceptable to the student and present-day reader who may or may not be familiar with or accept the Christian ethic. The treatment is particularly useful to those involved in staging medieval drama."
"The story of the emergence of the Mediaeval theatre is at all times embellished by a wealth of background information. I kept meeting with fresh and unexpected insights. A fascinating story. Recommended reading."
Information for Drama
"Filled with a very vivid sense of the possibilities of medieval drama as theatre."
The Year's Work in English Studies, Vol 59
"Francis Edwards concentrates admirably on the audience impact on the medieval plays and how they grew from the liturgy."
The Yorkshire Post