Oberammergau Passion Play: Difference between revisions

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The Oberammergau production takes place in one day,<ref name=Moses>{{cite book|last=Moses|first=Montrose J.|title=The Passion Play of Oberammergau| year=1930|publisher=The Cornwall Press|location=Cornwall, NY}}</ref>{{page needed|date=January 2014}} but the running time has varied due to the many revisions that have taken place through the years.{{citation needed|date=December 2013}} In 2010 it had a running time of 5 hours, beginning at 2:30 pm and ending at 10:00 pm, with a meal break. It was staged a total of 102 days and ran from May 15 until October 3 that year.<ref>{{cite web|title=passion play 2010 oberammergau|url=http://pilatushaus.de/index.php?id=190|accessdate=19 December 2013}}</ref> According to a record from 1930, the play then had running time of approximately seven hours. It started at 8:00 am and ended at 5:00 pm with a meal break.<ref name=Moses/>{{page needed|date=January 2014}} Audiences come from all over the world, often on package tours, the first instituted in 1870. Admission fees were first charged in 1790. Since 1930, the number of visitors has ranged from 420,000 to 530,000. Most tickets are sold as part of a package with one or two nights' accommodation.{{citation needed|date=December 2013}}
The play continues to be staged every ten years, in the last year of each decade – that is, the year whose numeral ends with a zero; hence, the next performances would have been in 2020 but were postponed until 2022 because of the Coronavirus[[2019–20 Pandemiccoronavirus pandemic]]. However, these regular performances at ten-year intervals have been punctuated with additional performances such as those of 1934 (over and above the regular 1930 schedule) to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the original vow, and again in 1984 (over and above the regular performances of 1980 and 1990) in celebration of the 350th anniversary of the first performance.{{citation needed|date=December 2013}}