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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 76

Passion Play at Oberammergau

Passion Play at Oberammergau,

in the Highlands of Bavaria, was another combination of artistic talent and human skill which will most probably never be repeated. The representations of the principal scenes and events in the life of Christ were enacted with a grace, solemnity, piety, and pathos which touched the hearts and delighted the minds of nearly all who had the privilege of witnessing that unique effort to bring the Gospel narrative into a vivid form before the eyes of the many thousands who came from many lands to wonder at and admire the skill and taste of the performers, the excellence of the scenery, and the fitness of the costumes worn by the actors of this sacred drama, originally intended as a work of penitence and gratitude on the part of the villagers for having been relieved from suffering by pestilence or disease.