Has Success Ruined Medieval Plays?

The medieval York mystery plays, originally performed on wagons on the feast of Corpus Christi, are in danger of not being performed again. “The uncertainty has been prompted by a dispute between traditionalists who favour small-scale outdoor performances every three or four years and modernisers who think York Minster should stage a bigger show once a decade. This ambition follows the success in 2000 of the production of the plays by Gregory Doran, of the Royal Shakespeare Company, in York Minster.”