Shakespeare's Gospel Parodies: A Medieval Mystery Tour
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Opened Sep 11, 2011
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The Dark Lady Players present a selection of Shakespeare's religious parodies, taken from various plays, and arranged in a Medieval Mystery Tour around a 17,000 sq foot nineteenth century church building. This production puts a modern twist on the Medieval Mystery Play Cycle with a "Living Museum" performance which takes place on sets that the Woodshed Collective have created for their production of The Tenant. The audience walks around the building following the story. There are stairs and no elevator. The Tour may be joined at any time within the first 45 minutes. Runs Sundays at 4.00pm and Monday and Tuesday at 7.00pm. Have you ever wondered why the Shakespeare plays contain 14 resurrections, 12 Apocalypses, 5 Virgin Mary Allegories, 3,000 additional religious references, a variety of Christ figures and were written using 14 different translations of the Bible. And yet none of the plays end in Paradise. Why do the Marys (Juliet, Ophelia, Desdemona) die before giving birth to the savior? Why are the Messiah figures (Laertes, Shylock, Bottom/Pyramus) defeated? Come and find out why.
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