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Peer Reviewed


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Scholarship of Discovery; Scholarship of Interdisciplinary Integration; Scholarship of Faith Integration


Everyman is the most well known morality play that came out of the turn of the 16th century. Innumerable amounts of people have seen it in performance, both in the 1500s and modern day, since its revivals at the turn of the 20th century. It is a common choice of performance both on the professional and college level, and offers many opportunities for adaptation and modernization. The purpose for the project is to research the production and literary history of Everyman in order to write, produce, direct and perform in a modern adaptation of the morality play so it may speak to today‟s audience. Some questions that may be answered during this process include: What issues and moral or religious questions that are prominent in Everyman should be highlighted in the modern production? Should certain portions of the play be cut, added to, or switched around, or should the play be left in the sequence that it is? Should the modern production be completely serious, or should slight humorous articles a contemporary audience would relate to be included for comic relief? What message should theplay leave in the audience‟s mind? These are the main points that may be answered through the preliminary research, the concept statement and adaptation in script form.


Honors Capstone Project completed in 2011 for Olivet Nazarene University.