The Oberammergau Passion Play: Essays on the 2010 Performance and the Centuries-Long Tradition

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Every ten years since 1634, the Bavarian village of Oberammergau has performed the world's most famous Passion Play, recounting the last days of Jesus Christ. In 2010, presenting the play for the 41st time, the village broke with tradition to offer a new interpretation for a post-millennial, international audience.
Drawing on interviews with villagers and international responses, this collection of new essays provides an analysis of the play by scholars who attended. Topics include changes in response to charges of anti-Semitism, how the play defines the village, how the performance changes the audience, and a comparison of Oberammergau 2010 with American Passion Plays, Indian pilgrimage drama and other German Passion Plays.

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Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr., is a professional actor and director whose previous books have covered topics ranging from Star Wars to Renaissance faires. He is a professor and chair of the theater department at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

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"fills something of a gap, there are surprisingly few serious scholarly engagements with Oberammergau...Wetmore has gathered essays that probe the history, aesthetics, and cultural analogues and resonances of the Bavarian pageant...well-researched discussion of the US reception and reimaginings of the play...recommended"--Choice.

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