Morality Play - Study Guide Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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As the company prepares to perform their Adam play, a group of acrobatic performers (tumblers, tightrope walkers, etc.) arrives at the inn and intrudes on the actors' practice area in the yard. Martin argues with the father of the new group, and the innkeeper defends the actors, but afterwards demands extra payment from them for the space. Margaret negotiates with the innkeeper, promising him a percentage of the actors' earnings from their performance.

The players set up the yard and an audience starts to arrive. Unfortunately, the yard is only half full; the other group has lured other potential customers to a performance. In the play of Adam, Nicolas takes the stage as an attendant devil and later plays the role of devil's fool, while Stephen plays God, Tobias plays the devil, Martin plays Adam, and Springer plays Eve. As the attendant devil, Nicolas makes the children...

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