Theater der Zeit

"Pledge and Play"

Pledge and Play

How the Passion Play in Oberammergau Changes a Village and Impacts the World

von Anne Fritsch

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Erschienen im April 2022

with numerous illustrations

Englischsprachige Ausgabe

Gedruckte Ausgabe

Paperback mit 192 Seiten

Format: 130 × 200 mm

ISBN: 978-3-95749-391-0 (Paperback)

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What’s the story with the little village of Oberammergau in the Bavarian Alps? For nearly 400 years, the people who live here have performed the Passion of Christ every ten years. All together. Grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren all join each other on stage. They are fulfilling a vow once made by their ancestors to stave off the plague. This book sets out to discover why the villagers’ enthusiasm for theatre has endured to this day. It takes a look behind the scenes and accompanies the creation of the 2022 Passion Play with its 2,400 participants. In a series of conversations, the author explores their motivations, special rituals such as the Hair and Beard Decree and theatre life in times of the coronavirus pandemic. And why giving up is not an option.



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