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Elche Mystery Play courtesy of Don McPhee

Elche Mystery Play

Catherine Bott visits the town of Elche in south eastern Spain to take in the spectacle of its annual Mystery Play. Written in a combination of Latin and the local Valencian dialect, this piece of religious theatre occurs every year on the feast of the Assumption of Mary.

Images from the Mystery Play

Images courtesy of Don McPhee

The Church

Worshippers in the Church

The Virgin Mary

The Virgin Mary

Spanish senoritas

Spanish senoritas

Senorita watching the Play

Playlist

La Vespra - The death of Maria, surrounded by the apostles.

La Festa - The Burial, Assumption and Coronation of the Virgin.




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