Recently, 20,000 residents of a Welsh industrial town participated in a play—and reaffirmed the residual power of Christian imagery in a secular society.
My response to a gory Passion play
Is exaggerated violence in Passion plays merely a product of our baser
natures? Or does the savagery actually have a proper place in the
This summer, a small Bavarian town’s life is consumed by community
theater. It’s time again for the Oberammergau Passion Play, produced
once a decade since the 17th century.
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