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passion play

or Passion Play

  1. a dramatic representation of the passion of Christ, as that given every ten years at the Bavarian village of Oberammergau.
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Origin of passion play

First recorded in 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for passion play

Historical Examples

  • The passion-music was the direct outgrowth of the passion-play.

    The Standard Oratorios

    George P. Upton

  • It only requires a change of names to make Alcestis a Passion-play.

    Demonology and Devil-lore

    Moncure Daniel Conway

British Dictionary definitions for passion play

Passion play

  1. a play depicting the Passion of Christ
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