Thursday, July 15, 2010

Get this!

Can you believe that typological interpreta- tion of Job is alive? These guys can hardly believe it, but they're part of it - two of Job's friends in the Old Testament tableau vivant to the mockery of Jesus in this year's Oberammergau Passion Play. The interleaving of OT scenes is a traditional part of Overammergau, but I believe the inclusion of Job is new to this staging. There's nothing new in thinking of Job when contemplating the mockery of Christ, but traditionally it's Mrs. Job (sometimes with satanic help), not the friends, doing the mocking!
O. Huber & C. Stückl, Passion Play 2010 Oberammergau (NY: Prestel, 2010), 64-65

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