Carol Ann Duffy

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Plays by Carol Ann Duffy

Everyman

Faber and Faber
Type: Text

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. Forced to abandon the life he has built, he embarks on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.

One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, this adaptation by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy was presented at the National Theatre, London, in April 2015.

Carol Ann Duffy is Poet Laureate and Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University, where she is also Creative Director of the Writing School. Her poetry for both children and adults has received many awards, most recently the Costa Poetry Award for The Bees (2011). She was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize in 2012. Ritual Lighting (Laureate Poems) was published in 2014, and The Map and the Clock, an anthology covering fourteen centuries of poetry from across the British Isles, co-curated with Gillian Clarke, in 2016. Her other work for theatre includes Grimm Tales, Beasts and Beauties, Rats’ Tales and Everyman.