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Mankind, a morality play — 907 lines in various stanza forms
Title(s): Mankind
Subjects: morality plays
Versification: — eight-line, four-line — aaabcccb, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Washington DC, Folger Shakespeare Library 5031 [olim Macro 5, olim Gurney 170], ff. 14-37
Note: Art. 3.
Facsimiles:
Farmer, John Stephen, ed. Mankind. Tudor Facsimile Texts, Macro Plays 1. Edinburgh and London, 1907; 2nd ed. Amersham, 1914.
Editions:
Manly, John Matthews. Specimens of the Pre-Shakspearean Drama. 2 vols. Boston: Ginn, 1897: 1.315-52.
Brandl, Alois Leonhard. Quellen des weltlichen Dramas vor Shakespeare: ein ergangszungsband zu Dodsley’s Old English Plays. Quellen und Forschungen 80. Strassburg: Trübner, 1898: 37.
Furnivall, Frederick James, and A. W. Pollard, eds. The Macro Plays. EETS e.s. 91 (1904): 1-34.
Adams, Joseph Quincy. Chief Pre-Shakespearean Dramas. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1924: 304-24.
Eccles, Mark, ed. The Macro Plays: The Castle of Perseverance, Wisdom, Mankind. EETS o.s. 262 (1969): 153.
Bevington, David, ed. The Macro Plays. A facsimile edition with facing transcriptions. New York: Johnson, and Washington, D.C.: Folger Shakespeare Library, 1972: 253.
Gray, Douglas. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1985: 236-64.