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Description: Nine promotional photos from the Passionsspiele in Oberammergau in 1900 - autographed with pen and dated by the main actors: Anton Lang (Christus), Anna Flunger (Maria),
Also includes Johann Xvinke (Judas), Sebastian Bauer (Pilatus), Thomas Rendle (Petrus), Peter Rendle (Johannes), Andreas Braun (Josef von Armathica) and two additional autographed cast photos.

The Oberammergau Passion Play is a passion play that has been performed every 10 years since 1634 by the inhabitants of the village of Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany. 29th Play year

Oberammergau builds a gigantic auditorium with 4,200 seats - an iron scaffolding construction with six high beams. On this there rests a hall made of wood that is open to the front to the open-air stage. 1900 Guests arrived from all over the world. The offering box of the church includes coins from Egypt, India, Hong Kong, Dollars from the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru. This year, the Passion Play is analysed by a Jewish theologian for the first time. In his book FAMOUS VILLAGE - FAMOUS VISITORS Otto Günzler writes: “The turn of the century is a period of social and political upheaval, everything seems to be in jeopardy. Oberammergau becomes a symbol of the fight against the demise of the old order. And this development is reflected in the guest list of the Passion Play in 1900 and 1910. On the eve of the First World War, almost all representatives of the European aristocracy, the oil magnate John Davidson Rockefeller, the architect August Eiffel, Count Zeppelin, Ernst von Possart, Director of Münchner Hofbühne, the opera singer Adelina Patti, the conductor Felix Mottl and a myriad of Bishops from all over the world are assembled in Oberammergau.
6"H x 4"W (each)

  • Dimensions: 6"H x 4"W (each)

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