"Speaking Out of the Dust": Religious Reenactments with the Specific Iconic Identity of Place "Speaking Out of the Dust": Religious Reenactments with the Specific Iconic Identity of Place
The Passion of Osiris in Ancient Egypt and the celebrations and commemorations of the early Christian Church are two examples of theatrical reenactments of sacred events in sacred spaces. Although such performances have been uncommon since those of the early Christians, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offers two comparable performances today (the Hill Cumorah Pageant and the Nauvoo Pageant); they are also reenactments of sacred events framed by the sacred spaces where they originally occurred. The main commonality of my focus is the sacred physical space which frames each of the performances as a sort of ethereal proscenium arch or a silent witness of sacred events.
School:Brigham Young University
School Location:USA - Utah
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:lds pageants sacred performance space theatre specific iconic identity passion of osiris egeria outdoor
Date of Publication:06/26/2006