Passion Play Sarah Ruhl

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When I step back and look at Passion Play, I see humans struggling to find their identity when faced with times marked by great change within their society. Each character is faced with the dilemma of adjusting to, or resisting, the alterations being endorsed within their civilization. It isn’t a coincidence that Sarah Ruhl set the final act of the play in the present day, because many of the themes found in the piece are still very present within our society today. We are living in a time where those possessing political power are indeed wandering too far into the religious sector of America, stripping away freedoms that should belong to the people. Just as Elizabethan England and Nazi Germany, the separation of church and state that this
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