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Morality Play

  The Morality Play was an allegorical form of late medieval/early Renaissance European drama in which personifications (for example, Death, Knowledge or Good Deeds) battle over the soul of a representative figure (Everyman or Mankind in the plays of the same names). The plays are powerful moral instruments in serving the Christian cause. TRG SS

See also miracle play; mystery play.Further reading Richard Southern, The Seven Ages of the Theatre; , W. Tydeman, The Theatre in the Middle Ages.



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