This edition is based upon a new transcription of The Castle of Perseverance, now published with a gloss, notes, glossary, and an introduction, to enable classroom study of this classic morality play. The Castle of Perseverance, like the other surviving morality plays, deals allegorically with the life of man, his struggle against temptation and sin, and his hope of final redemption. The play begins before Mankind's birth and concludes with his salvation after death, presented as a close call, and features both the traditional enemies of Mankind, the World, the Flesh and the Devil, as well as his two advisors, the Good Angel and the Bad Angel. Students of Middle English at all levels will find this edition useful in their studies of medieval morality plays.
About the Author
David N. Klausner is Professor Emeritus, Department of English and Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on drama and music, and the related texts thereof, of the late Middle Ages.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments Introduction The Castle of Perseverance Explanatory Notes Textual Notes Bibliography Glossary