Everyman (Bates)

by  Esther Willard Bates

Short Play  /  6f, 11m or f

This is the best known and most beautiful of the English medieval morality plays.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6f, 11m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fables/Folktales, Period
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

This is the best known and most beautiful of the English medieval morality plays. It is one of the great classics of dramatic literature.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Church / Religious Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 16th Century / Elizabethan
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: Not named. Simply a stage suggesting the world.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

6f, 11m or f
MESSENGER
EVERYMAN
GOD (ADONAI)
DEATH
FELLOWSHIP
COUSIN
KINDERED (WOMAN)
GOODS
GOOD-DEEDS (WOMAN)
STRENGTH (WOMAN)
DISCRETION
FIVE-WITS
BEAUTY (WOMAN)
KNOWLEDGE (WOMAN)
CONFESSION (WOMAN)
ANGEL
DOCTOR
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Cast Attributes

  • Flexible casting

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Authors

Esther Willard Bates

Esther Willard Bates

Everyman was revived recently by Ben Greet and Edith Wynne Mattheson, and in Germany and Austria in a version by the Austrian poet and playwright, Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

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