The Nativity Cycle

The Nativity Cycle

| 29 min

The Christmas story, presented in the form of a medieval York mystery, or miracle play, by a cast of junior school children. They follow the text, in verse and prose, used by strolling players five centuries ago when a miracle play meant the portrayal of the mystery of Christ's birth. The story is divided into scenes, with costumes and settings patterned after biblical times. Between acts a children's "angel choir" sings familiar Christmas carols to introduce each scene.

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The Nativity Cycle, Fergus McDonell, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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Credits
  • director
    Fergus McDonell
  • producer
    Julian Biggs
  • photography
    John Foster
  • sound
    Frank Orban
  • editing
    Dennis Sawyer
  • sound editing
    Brian Keene