Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Telegraph on Oberammergau Play

I meant to blog about this year's Oberammergau Passion Play at some point before Easter, but as it runs until October then that's probably OK.

Meanwhile, Tim Auld of the Daily Telegraph has written quite a long piece on the once-a-decade play which also features a slideshow of images from this year and previous years. There's no mention of the 1898 film that was named after the play (but not filmed at it - instead it was famously shot on a New York roof top), but as this is the first performance since The Passion of the Christ it's not surprising that much of the article discusses the play's relationship with anti-Semitism (including a photo of Hitler approving of the 1934 production).

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