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God's creations of man in a lyrical dramatization; Noah's cantankerous and hilariously funny wife refusing to leave without her friends; the Massacre of the Innocents
Miracle Plays were a popular form of entertainment throughout the Middle Ages, and part of the poetic and dramatic tradition on which Shakespeare drew.Everymandiscovers what you can't take with you when you go. He beseeches in turn friends, family (one pleads 'cramp in my toe'), possessions ('I follow no man in such voyages'), and finally falls back on moral and religious values.
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Part of the "Everyman" series which has been re-set with wide margins and easy-to-read type, this book includes marginal glosses and footnotes to explain difficult words and phraseology. It is a selection of 15th-century pageants which includes the play "Everyman".
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Table of Contents
Creation, and the fall of Lucifer --Creation of Adam and Eve --Fall of man --Cain and Abel --Noah's flood --Abraham and Isaac --Annunciation --Second shepherd's pageant --Herod the Great --Woman taken in adultery --Crucifixion --Harrowing of hell --Resurrection --Judgment --Everyman.