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21.04.2022
The Passion Play's DNA
The building and room installation in the Oberammergau Museum explores the relationships between people and their surroundings

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07.04.2022
The little ones to the front
On the 1st weekend in April it got crowded again in the Passion Play Theatre: the first big rehearsal also means the return on stage for the children

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23.03.2022
Moving Pictures
The Icelandic photographer and cinematographer Birgit Gudjonsdottir is responsible for photographing the photo book of the 2022 Passion Play.

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16.03.2022
Capturing moments for eternity
A mere year after graduating from school, Oberammergau native Sebastian Schulte started serving as the Passion Play's official photographer

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28.02.2022
Images of People
The role of the Living Images, or Tableaux Vivants, in the Passion Play and the reasons why they pose such a huge technical challenge

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28.01.2022
Creating closeness out of strangeness
In music, Markus Zwink tells the Passion story through emotion

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06.01.2022
Together again at last
The rehearsal period for the Passion Play 2022 begins with the first reading

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30.11.2021
Sleeping lions and waiting snakes
After the Covid break, the workshops in Oberammergau are coming back to life. Preparations for 2022 are underway.

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10.11.2021
The Passion Play's Memory
Hermann Wiegand has been checking the attendance of the performers since 1990 and documents the events on stage and backstage in his caricatures.

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17.08.2021
Of humans and animals
In the Passion Play, it is not only humans who play a role. And they are not always the ones in charge.

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23.05.2021
It will go on
It is still a year until the premiere of the 42nd Passion Play. Play director Christian Stückl takes time to reflect on the past months.

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31.03.2021
Big world in miniature
An exhibition in the Oberammergau Museum shows stage models of past Passion Plays and the Rosner rehearsal

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15.03.2021
Are we Jesus?
Frederik Mayet and Rochus Rückel – two main actors between melancholy and anticipation

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08.02.2021
Times are getting hairy - The Hair and Beard Decree on Ash Wednesday
About growing out hair, beards in times of FFP2 masks, guys with ponytails, and all the awkward in-between stages.

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18.12.2020
We will perform the Play
The beards are shaved, the Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 has been postponed by two years. But the team is already in the midst of planning.

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11.11.2020
A Space for Eternity
The Oberammergau Passion Play Theatre has been a listed building since October

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26.10.2020
The Dramatic Moment
The Oberammergau Museum exhibits photographs of the Passion Play from 170 years

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07.08.2020
A village way beyond the ordinary
Growing up in Oberammergau means growing up living and breathing theatre. Some villagers even make art their profession.

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14.06.2020
What the Passion Play has to do with snowboarding
About an unusual collaboration in unusual times

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27.04.2020
Is this the house of God - or a marketplace?
How 130 clay jugs are made, destroyed and glued together again in Oberammergau

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