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The Second Shepherds' Play: Everyman and Other Early Plays

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into pri ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published January 9th 2010 by Nabu Press (first published September 1st 2007)
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Had to read these both for class last semester. The prof warned the class that Everyman was a morality play and I think that's why a lot of the kids - yes, kids - hated it immediately, the consensus being that they felt like they were being preached to. Stupid kids. They know nothing. It certainly wasn't a heavy-handed gospel play, that's for sure. Just a cautionary tale of what happens if. Same thing for Second Shepherds. The prof said he'd always wanted to do this play set in Appalachia with s ...more
I actually read an online version of this text provided by my teacher as part of my Introduction to Drama course, so this is not the same version I'm writing about, but is the same work (speaking specifically about The Second Shepherds' Play). The language was difficult and hard to follow, and I really did not care for it all that terribly much with the time that it took to unravel what was being said, but as a mystery play, it does play a fairly large role in the history of drama. I really can' ...more
The Second Shepherds' Play is quite funny and rather silly and barely pulls off holding the title 'mystery play.' It reminds me that even the medieval church had a sense of humor.

Everyman is profoundly important and the epitome of a morality play. I felt quite sympathetic to poor Everyman (which in turn means sympathetic to myself and every literal man) and was inspired to reassess my priorities.
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I read about it in Wikipedia and got it from iBook will read it this year inshallah
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