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  • Brazil actor playing Judas dies from accidental hanging

    04/23/2012 10:57:02 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 23, 2012
    A Brazilian actor has died after accidentally hanging himself while playing Judas in an Easter Passion play. Tiago Klimeck, 27, was enacting the suicide of Judas during the performance on Good Friday in the city of Itarare. The actor was hanging for four minutes before fellow performers realised something was wrong. Klimeck was taken to hospital suffering from cerebral hypoxia but died on Sunday. The Passion play was being performed in Itarare, 345km (214 miles) west of Sao Paulo. Klimeck was re-enacting the scene in which Judas commits suicide in repentance for his betrayal of Jesus Christ. Police are investigating...
  • Discipleship: It's about relationship

    04/26/2011 5:00:06 PM PDT · by WriteStuff
    PointMan ^ | 04/26/2011 | Todd Fitchette
    Last night I had the opportunity for the first time to see the Passion Play. Aside from the positive message presented in the play, what struck me most about the performance was the number of local actors involved and the ramifications that such a number of Christians equipped to share Christ’s message could have on the local region.
  • Passion Play season opens in Oberammergau

    05/16/2010 5:26:55 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 185+ views
    The ^ | 16 May 10
    Passion Play season opens in Oberammergau Published: 16 May 10 09:55 CETOnline: The 2010 Oberammergau Passion Play premiered to nearly 5,000 spectators Saturday. The performance marks the start of the 41st production of the traditional five-hour performance. About 2,400 residents – or half of Oberammergau’s total population – participated on stage or behind the scenes to help with this year’s production. The Passion Play tradition goes back to 1633, when the plague struck the Alpine village and locals vowed, if they were spared, to put on a play about the crucifixion and reincarnation of Jesus once every 10 years...
  • The Play: The Story of the Man Called Jesus

    04/06/2007 7:46:06 AM PDT · by wayne_b24 · 291+ views
    vanity ^ | 6 April 07 | wayne_b24
    Virginia's Finest Passion Play
  • I don't know if the film is anti-Jewish. But the response to criticism smacks of anti-Semitism.

    08/12/2003 7:57:49 AM PDT · by dennisw · 234 replies · 289+ views
    beliefnet ^ | august 2003 | Amy-Jill Levine
      I don't know if the film is anti-Jewish. But the response to criticism of the movie smacks of anti-Semitism. By Amy-Jill Levine By now it is well known not only that Mel Gibson has invested $25 million to produce a film of Jesus' Passion, but also that a group of Catholic and Jewish New Testament scholars found that a version of its script contained strong anti-Jewish potential. I don't know if the movie is anti-Semitic--I have only seen a version of the script--but the reaction to the scholars' objections could be interpreted as anti-Semitic. This group--of which I...
  • Gibson brings his passion for Christ to the big screen

    01/22/2003 6:22:42 PM PST · by aculeus · 27 replies · 671+ views
    Electronic Telegraph ^ | 23/01/2003) | Hugh Davies, Entertainment Correspondent
    With the star spending 15 days on a cross getting right his scene at Calvary, there is a lot of suffering on the set of The Passion, a new account of the last 12 hours of Jesus Christ being filmed in Rome by Mel Gibson. Gibson, a devout Roman Catholic, insisted that meticulous attention was being given in the £18 million production to chronicling the violence of the Romans. "It's going to be hard to take," he said. "When the Romans scourged you, it wasn't a nice thing. Think about the Crucifixion - there's no way to sugarcoat that." Jesus...

    07/27/2002 6:20:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 96 replies · 465+ views
    July 27, 2002
    Fri Jul 26,10:51 PM ET Actor Robert Legere, of St.Louis-de-Kent, New Brunswick, portraying Jesus Christ, reenacts the crucifixion as part of the World Youth Day celebrations, in Toronto, Ont. on Friday July 26, 2002.An actor playing Jesus depicts the tortured stages of Christ's passage to the cross. He too is condemned to death, takes up his cross, falls under its weight and ultimately is hoisted above the crowd on that same crude frame. Realism, said Ms. Parsons, is the objective. "It's an attempt to bring home the scarifices Jesus made for us."
  • Bringing Golgotha to Ground Zero

    03/15/2002 9:22:16 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 3 replies · 220+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | March 15, 2002 | DAVID GIBSON
    <p>A New Jersey arts company known for its annual Passion Play performance will make that connection even more explicit when it takes a scaled-down version of its depiction of Jesus' death and resurrection to Ground Zero next week, just before Palm Sunday.</p>