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A morality play in 914 lines from East Anglia, dating from c.1465, one of the group called Macro plays after their 18th‐cent. owner (the others are Wisdom and The Castle of Perseverance). Its principal theme is Sloth (Accidia), and it is written in the Low Style with much employment of obscenity.

Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).


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