Whileÿtheatreÿ(almost) came to a stand still during Medieval Times, religious vernacular drama, about biblical figures or events, survived – partly because much of this religious drama was being produced theatrically within the confines of the church.ÿ Out of this drama, came morality plays.ÿ This type of drama, often considered ?less? religious and ?more? humanistic (from a socially and cultural point of view, because it taught moral lessons to society), has had a significant and lasting impact onÿtheatreÿand culture in the western world.Everymanÿremains the most popular example of a morality play.ÿ After reading the play and doing some additional research on its themes, storyline and characters, your skills of creative writing will now be employed.ÿ This assignment requires you to:rewriteÿandÿcompose a contemporary versionof theÿEverymanÿstory/morality play in one of the following forms – a children’s story book, a fairy tale, or a modern short storyThis new interpretation could include (but not be limited by) contemporary images and/or moral concerns; personification and interaction of vices and/or virtues; and themes or lessons for a modern day “Everyperson”.This assignment shouldÿbe typed and proofread (4-5 pages in length).ÿÿThe final choice of how this assignment will be presented (i.e. a fairy tale, short story) is strictly up to you.ÿ Think originality and creativity – images, graphics, Powerpoint/Prezi presentations, video links, etc. are always encouraged to help tell your story.ÿÿSome additional research may be needed (remember to document your sources in a bibliography).ÿ Early submissions are always accepted.ÿ Please be aware of spelling, punctuation, grammar, capitalization, etc. ÿThis assignment will be graded according to the Written Assignment 1 Rubric.TheÿEverymanÿlink provided (sometimes)ÿdoes not open on all computers.ÿ If that is the case for you, use thisÿalternative translation.

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