The Seven Deadly Sins

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In Christian doctrine the "Seven Deadly Sins" refers to the sins of Pride, Envy, Wrath, Greed, Sloth, Gluttony and Lust.

As a title The Seven Deadly Sins can refer to the a vast number of books and works of art, including a number of dramatic works, films and other performance forms.

Among them:

The Seven Deadly Sins attributed to Richard Tarlton (c. 1585)

The original text

A two-part play in the tradition of the medieval morality play, written c. 1585 and attributed to Richard Tarlton, whose company, Queen Elizabeth's Men, first performed it.


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The Seven Deadly Sins (play) in Wikipedia[1]

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The Seven Deadly Sins- Seven One-act Plays by Thornton Wilder

The original text

A series of short works depicting the complexity and consequences of human frailty, comprising the plays The Drunken Sisters (Gluttony), Bernice (Pride), The Wreck on the 5:25 (Sloth), A Ringing of Doorbells (Envy), In Shakespeare and the Bible (Wrath), Someone From Assisi (Lust) and Cement Hands (Avarice).

For performances in South Africa, see the entries on the individual plays.


The Seven Deadly Sins by Hennie Aucamp and Barry Strydom

The original text

A South African cabaret by Hennie Aucamp and Barry Strydom, originally written in Afrikaans as Die Sewe Doodsondes

See: Die Sewe Doodsondes.


Playscript [Typescript (photocopy)], CAMPBELL Location: [Collection: DALRO]: 2001. 41. 269 held by NELM.

Database: Amazwi - manuscripts.

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In more recent times a number of shorter plays called The Seven Deadly Sins, depicting the seven sins, have also been written by inter alia Ron Vandenburg[2], Simon Denver[3], =

The text consist of seven humorous short skits in which the character "Christian" is tempted by each of the sins.

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