Additional Resources

Background and Interpretation’s article on “Middle English Plays”

This link provide excellent contextual information about medieval drama. Everyman, this week’s literature reading assignment is a Morality Play. The section on Morality plays follows the section on Mystery Plays. We are not reading a Mystery play, but it will help you to understand the Morality play as a type of liturgical (religious) drama to read that section as well. The section from The Interludes onwards looks ahead to later drama. It is not directly applicable to this weeks literature, but will help you understand the context of dramas (such as Shakespeare) when we get there.