Loyola University Chicago

Medieval Studies


Le Jeu d’Adam et Eva

Le Jeu d’Adam et Eva

On April 24, MSTU student Nate Ferguson directed fellow students in the 12th century “Play of Adam and Eve”, to explore the way medieval people expressed the relationship between humans and the supernatural.

Satan’s wheedling cannot sway Adam’s faithful “vassalage” to his lord, God;

…but Satan’s reasoning persuades Eve that she and Adam will benefit from eating from the Tree of Knowledge.

The fateful decision is made…

Comic ‘demons’ punctuate the drama with persuasive gestures

God confronts the guilty humans in a scene exactly reminiscent of the great 11th century doors of Hildesheim Cathedral!