Messiah (Berkoff)

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DOI: 10.5040/9780571292998.00000037
Acts: 2. Scenes: 18. Roles: Male (12) , Female (1) , Neutral (0)

The Messiah begins with the image of Christ on the cross and pits His humanity and transcendent goodness against the evil of those who would kill him and all he stands for. In Berkoff’s controversial reinterpretation of the Crucifixion, Christ is depicted not as divine prophet, but as a cult leader, whose desire for infamy leads to extreme action with disastrous consequences.

Steven Berkoff’s Messiah was first performed at Three Mills Studios, London, in March 2000.

From Steven Berkoff Plays 3

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Faber and Faber

Steven Berkoff

ISBN: 9780571205875

Series: Faber Drama

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