Everyman Script - Our Interpretation Essay

1520 Words Mar 15th, 2008 7 Pages
Jester [Clowns-Introduction.]
I pray you all give audience,
For our play is a moral play.
The summoning of everyman
And doth of our lives and ending show.
Look well, take heed
To thy ending,
For sin, though in the beginning so sweet,
Yet doth cause in the end for the soul to weep,
When the body lieth in clay.
How will fade from thee as flowers in may,
Thy strength and thy beauty, thy pleasure and folly,
When thou art called to a reckoning,
Like everyman, to out heavenly King.
Give audience and hear our play.
God's messenger comes,
List to what he doth say.

Gabriel
I, Gabriel am, God's messenger am I.
Here on earth for yet this little time,
I see how all His creatures
Be to their God unkind.
Drowned in sin, in
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He bade me go a pilgrimage of pain,
And I know full well I shall never come again.
Therefore, I pray you go with me.

Kindred
Take good heart to thyself and make no moan.
As for me, thou shalt go alone.

Everyman
Make the journey together, if thou agree?

Kindred
No, by my faith, I have cramp in my toe.

Everyman
Kindred, wilt thou not go with me?

Kindred
I will deceive thee in thy most need.

Everyman
Wilt thou go with me or stay behind?
Beauty is sin,
Beauty is forever.

Kindred
That will I and I may, (sarcastic)
Farewell, till another day.

Everyman
Fair promises did all men to me make,
But when I have most need they me forsake.
Yet in my mind a thing there is,
All my life I have loved riches.
All my life I have loved riches. [ALL]
If that my Goods now help she might,
She would make my heart full light.
Where art thou, my Goods and Riches?

Goods
Who calls me?

Everyman
I, thy master! Come!

Goods
Who calls me?

Everyman
Money maketh all right that is wrong!

Goods
Who calls me?

Everyman
I desire of thee today.

Goods
Who calls me?

Everyman
All my life I have loved riches.

Everyman (Tristan)
I have loved thee and had great pleasure
All the days of my life in goods and treasure.

Goods
Why Everyman?
What wouldst thou have?
What wouldst thou have?

Everyman
For counsel I desire of thee today
It is not in this world, I tell thee so,
I am sent for another way to go.
Therefore

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