morality play(redirected from Morality tale)
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1. A drama in the 1400s and 1500s using allegorical characters to portray the soul's struggle to achieve salvation.
2. Something viewed as exhibiting a struggle between good and evil and offering a moral lesson.
(Theatre) a type of drama written between the 14th and 16th centuries concerned with the conflict between personified virtues and vices
an allegorical drama of the 15th and 16th centuries in which personified virtues, vices, and other abstractions are characters. Compare miracle play, mystery play.
A medieval allegorical drama examining how ordinary people deal with temptation.
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|Noun||1.||morality play - an allegorical play popular in the 15th and 16th centuries; characters personified virtues and vices|