Mankind is without a doubt the most amusing and controversial morality play surviving from fifteenth-century England. As an allegory about the vulnerable situation in which most people find themselves—torn between good judgment and the temptation to misbehave—the play’s moral action is conventional.
Medieval Institute Publications
Moralities, Morality Play
Literature in English, British Isles | Medieval Studies
Ashley, Kathleen and NeCastro, Gerard, "Mankind" (2010). Faculty and Staff Books. 30.