Český Krumlov – Preserver of medieval Paradise Play until 21 AD century

Scene of Adam and Eve expulsion from Paradise in Paradise Play, played in 1912.1
Scene of Adam and Eve expulsion from Paradise in Paradise Play, played in 1912.1

Paradise Play had been survived in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic, from 1290, the first time of its arrival in this region, to 1948. Local people called it Rajska Hra.

Rural Český Krumlov, Czech Republic, 1912, in which Paradise Play still  was staged until 20 century AD.
Rural Český Krumlov, Czech Republic, 1912, in which Paradise Play still was staged until 20 AD century.

The communist government prohibited and stopped this drama in 1948. However, when communism collapsed in the country, it revived in 1989.2

Property of the play tightly related to the true origin of modern Christmas tree. Pre-1948 photo documents provides evidence that the Paradise Play was really there and had been survived until 20th AD century in the rural region of Czech Republic, even until 21st AD century.3

Considering this play survivability until 20th AD century, prohibition in 15th AD century took effect in countries with the strong influence of the renaissance ruining the soul of this play, such as, in Germany; while in rural areas far from the influence of the renaissance, the play evidently survived.


Bibliografi

1http://www.ckrumlov.info/img.php?img=3077&LANG=en; akses 7/4/2015 21:30

2http://www.ckrumlov.info/docs/en/region_histor_pasije.xml; akses 7/4/2015 21:30

3http://www.waldorflibrary.org/articles/713-thoughts-on-the-christmas-plays; access 9/5/2015 11:13

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