Oberammergau Passion Play

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Classification Festivities
Festivals and Performances Oberammergau Passion Play
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Oberammergauer Passionsspiele
Zone Europe
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date & Time
Nation Germany
Address Eugen-Papst-Str. 9a, 82487 Oberammergau, Germany
Language 독어
Period 10년
Website www.passionplay-oberammergau.com
Year Established 1634
Host Community of Oberammergau
Summary
Oberammergau Passion Play is a passion play, the staging of Jesus' passion, and has been performed as a tradition in the village of Oberammergau since 1634. It covers the period of Jesus' life from his visit to Jerusalem to his execution by crucifixion. While it has been criticized as being anti-semitic, it is the earliest continuous survivor of the age of Christian drama.
With the bubonic plague raging through the region, the residents of Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany vowed in 1633 that if God spared them, they would produce a play thereafter for all time depicting the life and death of Jesus. When the adult death rate subsided, the villagers, believing that they have been spared, kept their vow and the play was first performed in 1634. Afterwards, due to financial reasons for organizing the performance every year, the town decided to organize it every 10 years. The play is now performed repeatedly over the course of five months during every year ending in zero. The production involves over 2,000 performers, musicians, and stage technicians, all comprising of residents of the village. The play now covers highlights of both the Old and New Testaments, ending in the crucifixion of Jesus.

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