In the 2003 cycle he played Lucifer, in 2008 he portrayed both Joseph and Caiaphas
and will take on the role of God in the 2018 production.
The legacies of leading figures like Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas
and Judas Iscariot are brought into focus; long-held assumptions, some of which formed the root of centuries of anti-Semitism, are challenged head on.
How similar is this to the words of the high priest Caiaphas
that condemned Jesus to death: 'You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish.
Luke says: "It was the fifteenth year of the rule of Emperor Tiberius; Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip was ruler of the territory of Iturea and Trachonitis; Lysanias was ruler of Abilene, and Annas and Caiaphas
were High Priests.
Bearded and hooked-nose enough to fit comfortably in a Mel Gibson film, the High Priest Caiaphas
(Stephen Grief) is back in Pilate's chambers concerned about grave robbing.
The body is put in a sealed tomb to appease Jewish high priest Caiaphas
(Stephen Greif), who believes the body will be stolen.
The body is sealed in a guarded tomb to appease Jewish high priest Caiaphas
(Stephen Greif), who fears the body will be stolen.
Against that background, essays consider religious drama from such perspectives as performing the scriptures: biblical drama after the Reformation, preaching penance on the stage in late medieval England: the case of John the Baptist, seeing and recognizing in the sacred and new: the Latin scriptural plays of Nicholas Grimald, passion play: staging York's The Conspiracy and Christ before Annas and Caiaphas
, and audience responses and the York Corpus Christi play.
The body of Yeshua is placed in a sealed tomb and Clavius stations two guards outside the heavy rock door to appease Jewish high priest Caiaphas
(Stephen Greif ), who fears the body will be stolen.
The calculating Jewish leader Caiaphas
(Stephen Greif) is convinced that Yeshua's disciples will try to steal the body and claim his resurrection, and so Clavius goes to secure the tomb with thick ropes and a Roman seal.
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas
, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the desert.
Neil Moors reveals a superb voice as Caiaphas
, leader of the priests, and it was unfortunate on opening night that a mic failure meant the audience missed some of his words.