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The Oberammergau Passion Play: Tradition and Renewal Since 1633

May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free – $5

Join Dr. Glenn Ehrstine of the University of Iowa as he discusses the story of the Oberammergau passion play in Germany going back to 1633. The people of Oberammergau pledged to act out the play of the suffering, death and resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ once every 10 years.

Glenn Ehrstine is Associate Professor of German at the University of Iowa. While most talks that he has given at the GAHC have dealt with German immigration to Iowa, this presentation concerns his primary field of research: Plays and performance practices in German-speaking Europe from roughly 1450 through 1700. His talk will include images from his visit to the 2010 passion play performance in Oberammergau.

FREE for members, $5 for non-members.

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German American Heritage Center & Museum
712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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