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    Reader comments on A Ritual of Faith

    Subject: I haven't seen this play, so ...
    Date: Mar 16, 2003
    Sender: Gavin><br> E-mailPrevious | Next

    "What Catholic school student doesn't remember being cast as Jew in the annual Passion pageant ... "

    Em, I don't?

    " ... shouting, "Kill him, crucify him!" at the towheaded class president standing in for Jesus?"

    Me?

    I haven't seen this play, so I don't know it was an intelligent treatment of the subject matter or not. I don't know either how central to his project it was that reviewer start the review with a series of at least partially debatable statements and a generalisation that I am unable to recognise, but, maybe I can ask this question?

    Does the reviewer think that the playwright has put his play on the stage as a means of exacting penance from his audience or would-be persucutors? Or is it possible that non-Christians might be interested in this presentation and this subject?

    If the reviewer felt his early dramatic experiences dominating his response to the play, a reader might thank him to be informed of this. He would thank him because, then, he would have a better chance of seperating the play from more coloured aspects of the response. In this way, a reader might determine whether or not he wanted to see the play his or herself.

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    Comment index:

    » I haven't seen this play, so ... «   from Gavin><br> E-mail, Mar 16, 2003
  • THIS IS A NO TALENT SHOW!!!   from waldo, Apr 24, 2003
  • THE SUBJECT MATTER   from Brian, in response to Waldo, Apr 26, 2003
  • A Ritual of Faith   from Peter, Apr 26, 2003
  • This play needs a footnote   from Rebecca, Jun 26, 2006
  • » I haven't seen this play, so ... «   from Gavin><br> E-mail, Mar 16, 2003
  • THIS IS A NO TALENT SHOW!!!   from waldo, Apr 24, 2003
  • THE SUBJECT MATTER   from Brian, in response to Waldo, Apr 26, 2003
  • A Ritual of Faith   from Peter, Apr 26, 2003
  • This play needs a footnote   from Rebecca, Jun 26, 2006