Passion play

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Passion play

A dramatic performance, of medieval origin, that represents the events associated with the Passion of Jesus.
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Passion play

(Theatre) a play depicting the Passion of Christ
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pas′sion play`

(sometimes caps.) a dramatization of Christ's Passion, typically performed by amateur actors during Lent.
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passion play

A type of mystery play that originated in the Middle Ages and sought to represent the suffering and death of Christ.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.passion play - a play representing the Passion of ChristPassion play - a play representing the Passion of Christ
drama, dramatic play, play - a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage; "he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway"
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Passion Play

nrappresentazione f della Passione di Cristo
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On the Continent of Europe, indeed, they still survive, after a fashion, in a single somewhat modernized form, the celebrated Passion Play of Oberammergau.
He had shot big game in Siam, pearled in the Paumotus, visited Tolstoy, seen the Passion Play, and crossed the Andes on mule-back; while he was a living directory of the fever holes of West Africa.
LIVERPOOL'S first open-air Passion Play in living memory will take place in the city centre next Easter - and the search is under way for a young actor to play Jesus.
The dramatic presentation commonly referred to as the Passion play in religious parlance originates in the ritual of the Catholic Church.
Garcia, who was notorious for harassing people on the streets, was whipped and lashed in a local version of the 'Senakulo' (passion play) called 'dakip' (arrest).
Holy Family Parish in Inverness will continue a tradition spanning more than two decades with the presentation of a Passion Play as the centerpiece of its Good Friday services today.
Wishaw Churches Together are bringing the town's first ever passion play TOWISHAW this weekend.
Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 Tours This opportunity, which arises once every 10 years, is not to be missed.
Launchbury returns on Saturday to the Principality Stadium where England were blown away by Wales' passion play on his first visit.
He created his calligraphic works with an intense devotion, which went beyond his passion play as an artist.
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Critique: A gripping tour de force that brilliantly uses an isolated boarding school campus as the setting for this propulsive mystery, "Passion Play" is a deftly crafted and inherently riveting mystery by a true master of the genre.