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This is the story of Christ retold for a modern generation. Exploring issues surrounding faith and homosexuality. But more importantly brings to light the idea that at the moment God is only allowed to be believed in by those who conform to a certain description outlined by people who are in the majority. On the other hand it also explores the idea of being judged for who...
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1.0 out of 5 stars The usual timid squib
The story of Christ retold, this time with Jesus portrayed as a sexually active homosexual. This is supposed to be shocking but really it's very stale fare. McNally knows of course that no one, not even the most convinced Christian, is going to burn down his house or behead him - could he or the actors who will produce this play say the same if McNally had decided to...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 15 Nov 2005
This review is from: Corpus Christi: A Play (Paperback)
This is the story of Christ retold for a modern generation. Exploring issues surrounding faith and homosexuality. But more importantly brings to light the idea that at the moment God is only allowed to be believed in by those who conform to a certain description outlined by people who are in the majority. On the other hand it also explores the idea of being judged for who you are and how you treat others rather than what sexuality, race or sex you are.
The play is well written although in places a bit slow, it is a comedic piece right through to the end when it really pushes home its message. And this message I am sure will be unique to every reader.
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1.0 out of 5 stars The usual timid squib, 3 Jan 2008
This review is from: Corpus Christi: A Play (Paperback)
The story of Christ retold, this time with Jesus portrayed as a sexually active homosexual. This is supposed to be shocking but really it's very stale fare. McNally knows of course that no one, not even the most convinced Christian, is going to burn down his house or behead him - could he or the actors who will produce this play say the same if McNally had decided to target Mohammed or Buddha? No, that's why this play far from being a firework thrown into the darkness of superstition and intolerance is actually just a damp squib held up by an inveterate attention seeker. A far more radical, shocking mdern day interpretation of Christ would be to show him as a kick-ass, take-names messiah who throws devils off cliffs and serves booze at temperance parties but, oh dear, this would be too strong meat for today's radical theatre.
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