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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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21.04.2020
Halted in full swing
The Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 has to be postponed by two years

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24.02.2020
All together
Peter Stückl and David Bender have leading roles in Oberammergau. One is acting in the Passion Play for the 10th time, the other one for the 1st time.

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10.02.2020
Ready, steady, go!
Rehearsals for the people of Jerusalem began in the Passion Play Theatre at the end of January

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23.01.2020
A Life's Calling
Christian Stückl, Markus Zwink and Stefan Hageneier on Theatre and Religion, Zeitgeist, and Shifting Perspectives

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30.12.2019
We are Jesus
Frederik Mayet and Rochus Rückel share insights about their role

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09.12.2019
Virtue alone is not enough
The playing right between exclusion, emancipation and integration

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15.11.2019
No compromises
Stefan Hageneier relies on real materials when it comes to costumes and scenery

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18.10.2019
So much for untouchability
The music in the Passion Play

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