Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
Chapter 1. The time frame of MORALITY PLAY is the fourteenth century. Nicholas Barber is a priest and the group of people he meets are traveling players. The objective of this lesson is to examine the conditions of the fourteenth century.
1. It would probably help students to understand something about life in fourteenth century England. Divide the students into research groups of four. Have them use the Internet or library to prepare a short report on medieval life.
2. Nicholas Barber is a priest. Have the students divide into research groups of four to research the Catholic Church and the life of a priest in the fourteenth century. Have each group use the Internet or the library to prepare a brief report for the class.
3. There are rules or customs that applied to everyday life that Nicholas refers to like not striking a priest or being put...
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