Playing God

Whitehead, Barbara

Published by Headline Book Publishing, 1991
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Synopsis: British Telecom engineer Tom Churchyard is modestly pleased to have been given the role of God in the world famous York mystery plays. The director, Bruce Exelby, casts a notorious pop idol as Christ - which arouses outrage - and when, after a series of potentially dangerous accidents, Exelby is murdered suspicion falls on the cast.

From Publishers Weekly: This contemporary novel takes inspiration from but trivializes the medieval religious dramas still performed in historic York. As God, Tom Churchyard keeps suitably cool while elderly stagehand Sydney Absolom and everyone else fume over director Bruce Exelby's choice of punk-rocker Poison Peters to play Christ. During rehearsals, Exelby fires Sydney, whom he blames for attempts on the rocker's life. When someone kills the controversial director, fingers point at Sydney-- until he's murdered, too. Playing sleuth as well as the Deity, Tom takes an agonizingly long time to unveil the "least-suspected." Unlike Whitehead's lauded Regency tales ( Ramillies ), this story offers caricatures archly identified by pseudo-Dickensian names in place of solid characters. It's frustrating, for example, to find nothing to support the alleged spirituality cloaked by Poison's degenerate persona. The story does appeal as a vivid evocation of the famed stage productions, but not as a mystery.
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Title: Playing God
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Publication Date: 1991
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