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Everyman

translated by Lindsay Price from Everyman by Anonymous

A modern translation of the original text

 About 30 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 17
17 Any Gender


Simple set


 24 pages

God is upset with how materialistic Man has become. He tells Death to summon Everyman so that he may make account of the good and evil deeds in his life. Everyman is reluctant to go, seeing as his good deeds are rather slim.

This translation is a modern retelling of the original text. The story is largely unchanged, meant to allow modern students to read it with full understanding of the original’s intent.


Characters

 17
17 Any Gender

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

Everyman [A]
103 lines
Character representing mankind. Told by death that he is going to die and be judged for actions during life.
God [A]
2 lines
Angry with the way mankind is behaving. Summons death to bring Everyman to him for judgement.
Death [A]
21 lines
Visits Everyman to tell him that he is going to die and be judged for his actions during life.
Messenger [A]
1 line
Introduces the play and it's major themes.
Fellowship [A]
18 lines
Represents friendship. Interested in having a good time. The first to abandon Everyman.
Cousin [A]
6 lines
Represents family. Also abandons Everyman in his journey.
Kindred [A]
7 lines
Represents family. Also abandons Everyman in his journey.
Goods [A]
11 lines
Things that Everyman owned in life. They are incapable of joining Everyman on his journey.
Good-Deeds [A]
22 lines
Represents the good things that Everyman has done in his life. The only character that joins Everyman to his grave.
Knowledge [A]
17 lines
Represents the acknowledgement of sin. Joins Everyman for much of his journey.
Confession [A]
1 line
Allows Everyman to confess and helps him atone for his sins.
Strength [A]
8 lines
Represents physical strength. Abandons Everyman before his death.
Discretion [A]
6 lines
Represents ability to make decisions. Abandons Everyman before his death.
Five-Wits [A]
6 lines
Represents the five senses. Abandons Everyman before his death.
Beauty [A]
6 lines
Represents physical beauty. Abandons Everyman before his death.
Angel [A]
1 line
Grants Everyman entrance into Heaven.
Doctor [A]
1 line
Summarizes the story and it's themes at the end of the play.


Prop List

Large Book, Bundles of Money, Two Books, Whip, Robe, Cross on Necklace


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Everyman
translated by Lindsay Price from Everyman by Anonymous

 About 30 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 17
17 Any Gender


Simple set


 24 pages

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