Towneley Plays, a cycle of 32 plays preserved in a manuscript of c.1460 by the Towneleys, a Lancashire family. Intended for production by the guilds of Wakefield, they are sometimes called the Wakefield Plays. The well-known Second Shepherds' Play is one of this collection. See miracle play .
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