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Editor Joanna Dutka writes (1984)...
Until the re-cataloguing at the Norfolk Record Office of the papers of the eighteenth century antiquarian John Kirkpatrick revealed a transcript of the Norwich Grocers' play of the Fall of Man in both its early (about 1533) and late (1565) forms, the only versions known were those printed by Robert Fitch in 1859 and Osborn Waterhouse in 1909. The importance of the Kirkpatrick transcript of the plays, differing in some respects from the previously- known texts and the earliest version of the only surviving cycle plays from Norwich, makes it worth printing here in facsimile.
Joanna Dutka, Records of Early English Drama Vol. 9, No 1. (1984) Toronto Press
Below images -
The first image is of a photocopy of John Kirkpatrick's transcript (first page). The original is at the Norfolk Record Office and available for the public to view.
The second and third images images are of a copy of the Robert Fitch manuscript. A copy of the manuscript is in the University of East Anglia library and can be viewed by the public.
The fourth image is of a plaque on the wall of the house John Kirkpatrick lived in on St. Andrew's Street in Norwich. The last two images are of the house itself.