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Everyman: Plot Summary
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- Full Title: The Somonyng of Everyman
- When Written: 15th century
- Where Written: Unknown
- When Published: Early 16th century
- Literary Period: Middle Ages/Medieval literature
- Genre: Morality play
- Setting: Earth and heaven
- Climax: Everyman dies and surrenders himself to God
- Antagonist: Fellowship, Kindred, Cousin, Goods
Extra Credit for Everyman
Roth’s Everyman. Everyman provided the inspiration for Philip Roth’s novel Everyman, for which Roth was awarded his third PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 2007.
Everyman in the Big Apple. Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s recent adaptation of Everyman, titled Everybody, was performed at New York City’s Pershing Square Signature Center in 2017.