Everyman and Medieval Miracle Plays, Paperback

Everyman and Medieval Miracle Plays Paperback

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The most comprehensive paperback edition of EVERYMAN available, with introduction and extensive notes. Miracle Plays were a popular form of entertainment throughout the Middle Ages and part of the poetic and dramatic tradition on which Shakespeare drew, and EVERYMAN is perhaps the best known morality play of them all.

This edition also includes a representative selection of fourteen other important Miracle Plays.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780460872805



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Who knew medieval English drama was such fun to read? I didn't, until I had to buy this delightful paperback book for a graduate seminar a few years back. Honestly, I think about this book more often than I ever imagined I would. I thought about it just the other day when I ran into the woman who loved, completely loved, the King Arthur legends: well, I had suggested she watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and while she had been a wee bit hesitant when I explained the siege and catapults, she had agreed to do so. It turned out she loved, completely loved, the quest for the grail and we laughed heartily about the galloping and the indestructible Black Knight. This wonderful cycle of old plays (6-7 centuries ago. . .) is rendered in Modern English, but for non-specialists like me, that fact alone allows me to enjoy these dramas from a different place and time, and to marvel at the common threads that remain.