Oberammergau; Its Passion Play and Players. a 20th Century Pilgrimage to a Modern Jerusalem and a New Gethsemane

Oberammergau; Its Passion Play and Players. a 20th Century Pilgrimage to a Modern Jerusalem and a New Gethsemane

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...with amazement. Words were trifling, belittling, and as Ludwig Lang used few in showing me what was there to see, and none in telling what he had done, I could think of no way in which words could be of any use to me in the presence of a creative genius who expended his energies in doing rather than talking. From the maze of Oriental splendour in which I had been stumbling for want of expression, we came out upon the stage where they were setting up the scenery. Here the Director stopped to give instructions in certain details, always with the correctness of the artist, and the minuteness of the expert. There is never anything superfluous with Ludwig Lang, not even when he is staging an Oriental scene. With this man at their head, the Oberammergauers may well astonish the visitors to the Passion Play. It was on the morning of the 8, h of December that the principal actors were called together at the rehearsal building. On the afternoon of the 12th the remainder of the performers were assembled at the same place. Here each one was presented with a paper for his signature, the translation of which is a follows: "The long hoped for season of the Passion Play is drawing near, and thousands upon thousands will be brought here to witness the same. For us there arises the sacred duty of bringing our entire energies to bear upon meeting the demands of the hour. With this in view every participant must obligate himself to a conscientious performance of his task, and emphasize this by signing the following contract. CONTRACT. The undersigned accepts tho appointed role (place, service) as and obligates himself to perform his task according to the best of his knowledge and ability, and especially to take his part at every performance in the coming acts...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
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  • English
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  • 1236544560
  • 9781236544568