Helping you prepare for your Passion Play Oberammergau visit, enabling you to make the most of your stay. This handy guide will be a valuable reference whilst you are there and for the future a splendidly colourful souvenir of a memorable experience.
THE OBERAMMERGAU STORY
The history, traditions and development of the Passion Play. Beginning in 1634, through the centuries, leading to its relevance today. How the Play is organised and administered and the impact it has had on the village and the area.
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PASSION PLAY
Taking you through each of the components of the text, the music, the stage sets and costumes, and concluding with the chronology of the story. You will therefore gain a good understanding of the Play you will go to see.
Taking you behind the scenes. From the wardrobe rooms and “props” to the Stage. The history of the building, and the recent renovations and alterations.
Read about the creative team behind the Passion Play Oberammergau. The impact the Play has had on the many local families whose history is most closely connected with it. You will be able to read about the leading actors you will see performing in the Passion Play Oberammergau 2020/2022.
A SYNOPSIS OF THE PLAY
The sequence of the acts and scenes, with the Old Testament Tableaux, are described. Most importantly, this will enable you to follow the story without difficulty.
THE VILLAGE AND AREA
What to see in the village and the surrounding area. The new edition includes expanded coverage of the Romantic Road, Munich, Salzburg and the Austrian Tyrol, resulting in more of the places visitors are likely to include.
Maps of the village and wider area. Hints on what to buy. Ticket and performance details. Accommodation arrangements etc.
Illustrated in full colour. 108pp. A5 format. ISBN 9780995561540
About the Author
Ray Goodburn has led and organised tour groups to Oberammergau and the Passion Play over many years. An ordained pastor who studied at Wesley House, Cambridge, Ray’s ministry went on to enrich a series of parishes. More recently, Ray has worked for a leading Christian tour operator, with experience of several countries. He put his considerable experience to good use as an author, the result being three more guides in this Series: The Holy Land; the Lands of St Paul; and Rome and Assisi.