A Modern Approach to Everyman

What would the language of Everyman sound like if it were brought to modern times? Faculty member Mary Moore’s English students know exactly how it would sound.

Students in her sophomore and freshmen classes studied the 15th-century morality play, Everyman , author unknown, and were challenged with an allegorical “lesson” to relate the format to modern time.

After reading and analyzing Everyman, students broke up into small groups and then wrote their own allegorical plays titled EveryHydeStudent. Their plays attempted to answer the question “What must EveryHydeStudent do to earn a diploma?”

Below is a quick peak at their efforts in the class.