Read Everyman

Day 4: Read Everyman



Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of Morality plays by reading Everyman and discussing it.


Materials Needed:

copies of Everyman, small slips of paper



Pass out two small pieces of paper to each student.

  • Tell them to write down a way to read on their papers
  • Come prepared with your own:
    • Speak every line as if you were frustrated
    • Sean Connery (basically every S is now an SH)
    • British accent
    • Add “Okay?” to the end of every line
    • Mispronounce at least one word in every line
  • Put all of the slips together in a pile (or in a hat/bowl)


Read Everyman

  • Ask for volunteers for all of the roles in Everyman.
  • Start reading the play – before each character speaks for the first time, have them take a slip of paper and read their lines in that manner. When Everyman gets bored of his, he can change to a new one every so often.

After each new character has left, discuss the plot. What are we learning about how to be a good Catholic here?