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Everyman Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Further Study

Everyman is an morality play. Discuss how morality plays influenced Renaissance dramas, especially those of Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare. You might consider either Dr. Faustus or Macbeth as examples of later morality plays.

In what way are all the characters of Everyman allegorical?

If you were staging this play, how would you costume the characters? Would you consider modern dress, something from science fiction, or do you think medieval costuming would work best? Be prepared to defend your choice as important to increasing the audience's understanding of the play.

Research the development of medieval morality plays in England.

Considering the roots of medieval morality plays like Everyman, why do you think they remain popular today? How or why does sixteenth-century religious drama speak to a modern need for religion in man's life?

Compare Everyman to another readily available morality play like The Second Shepherd's Play...

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