Oberammergau The Troubling Story of the World's Most Famous Passion Play

ISBN-10: 0375708529

ISBN-13: 9780375708527

Edition: N/A

Authors: James Shapiro
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Description: The Bavarian village of Oberammergau has staged the trial, crucifixion, and resurrection of Christ nearly every decade since 1634. Each production of the Passion Play attracts hundreds of thousands, many drawn by the spiritual benefits it promises. Yet Hitler called it a convincing portrayal of the menace of Jewry, and in 1970 a group of international luminaries boycotted the play for its anti-Semitism. As the production for the year 2000 drew near, James Shapiro was there to document the newest wave of obstacles that faced the determined Bavarian villagers. Erudite and judicious, Oberammergau is a fascinating and important look at the unpredictable and sometimes tragic relationship between art and society, belief and tolerance, religion and politics.

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Book details

List price: $13.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/12/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

CARL WOODRING is George Edward Woodberry Professor of Literature Emeritus at Columbia University. He is the author of such works as Nature Into Artand Politics in English Romantic Poetry,which won the Gauss Award.JAMES SHAPIRO is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is author of Rival Playwrights: Marlowe, Jonson, Shakespeareand Shakespeare and the Jews(Columbia, 1995).

Preface
Next Year in Jerusalem
Staging the Passion
The Myths of Oberammergau
In Hitler's Shadow
Tradition and the Individual Talent
A Note on Sources
Acknowledgments
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