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