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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.
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(Theatre) a type of drama written between the 14th and 16th centuries concerned with the conflict between personified virtues and vices
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an allegorical drama of the 15th and 16th centuries in which personified virtues, vices, and other abstractions are characters. Compare miracle play, mystery play.
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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|
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n → Moralität f
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morality playn (Theatre) → moralità f inv
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