Passion play


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Passion play

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

Passion play

n
(Theatre) a play depicting the Passion of Christ

pas′sion play`


n.
(sometimes caps.) a dramatization of Christ's Passion, typically performed by amateur actors during Lent.
[1865–70]

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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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"
Translations

Passion Play

nrappresentazione f della Passione di Cristo
References in classic literature ?
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.
Scholars of theater and German literature discuss the 2010 production of the passion play that the Bavarian village of Oberammergau puts on every decade.
Contract notice: Notice of kg-shareholding, a ticket and booking system and related services for the passion play of oberammergau 2020.
In the last 10 years alone, three prominent Passion plays have closed their doors for good — the Black Hills Passion Play in South Dakota, the Atlanta Passion Play and the Glory of Easter at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove.
IZTAPAIAPA, MEXICO -- Since the mid-19th century, the community of Iztapalapa, east of Mexico City, has celebrated Easter with a weeklong Passion Play that today has become one of the biggest theater performances in the world.
ON GOOD Friday 2011 Michael Sheen's spectacular, three-day Passion Play in Port Talbot not only typified the steel town's untiring energy and spirit it sent positive images of the community beaming around the world.
As part of the event, 14 shopping trolleys had been turned into coal trucks to represent the area's mining heritage and had been decorated to depict the 14 stations of the cross in a passion play.
Cemetery passion play A North East cemetery is to once again play host to an evocative Easter performance.
Last week, an Oxfordshire council cancelled its annual Passion Play because the council employee dealing with it thought a Passion Play must be a sex-fest, for which a licence would take time to get.
Oxford City Councillor and United Reformed Church pastor Dick Wolff said that unfortunately, one of the city council's licensing officers didn't recognise that a Passion play on Good Friday was a religious event and though of it as a sex show.
AN Aberdeenshire head teacher takes on the role of Judas in the Aberdeen Passion Play this Easter.