It is a problem that has been considered by Paul Johnston in his contribution to my TEAMS edition of the York plays. His results are tentative, and he hopes eventually to do a book on the topic. I personally after editing the plays suspect a number of hands involved rather than a single "York Master," but I don't have the linguistic expertise that Paul has.
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> From: "Stephen K Wright" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Friday, October 26, 2012 4:27:19 PM
> Subject: York Master?
> Dear Reedlers:
> I would like to know more about the current state of thinking about
> the existence of the so-called "York Master"? I know that Richard
> Beadle felt that a reconsideration was in order, but I am not sure
> as to what the current state of the discussion is. Could someone
> point me to the latest literature on the topic?
> Thanks in advance,
> Steve Wright
> Dept of English / CUA
> Washington, DC 2006