The Harrowing of Hell

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The Harrowing of Hell

Post by hugodrax » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:41 am

Some say yay, some nay, but I went to my children's Christmas show at school today and can tell you right now that I understand the relief felt by those poor souls. The fourth grade band played eight numbers that not only all sounded alike, but also mimicked the sounds of those Italian bagpipes Jim's dog so enjoyed.

The parents were jostling each other on the way out. Near stampede.
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Re: The Harrowing of Hell

Post by infidel » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:52 am

Sounds good to me. The harrowing part, not the 4th grade band part.
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Re: The Harrowing of Hell

Post by durangopipe » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:54 am

A fourth grade band concert is a true test of a parent’s love.
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Re: The Harrowing of Hell

Post by A_Morley » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:15 pm

So, the school your children attend did a production of the Harrowing of Hell? I approve.

There are a number of reconstructed texts of the old Mystery Plays from Medieval folk theater. It's good to see them undergoing revival, especially over the holidays when they would have historically been the most common, though the theme of the Harrowing of Hell was usually reserved for the mystery cycles of the Easter season.
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Re: The Harrowing of Hell

Post by hugodrax » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:45 pm

A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:15 pm
So, the school your children attend did a production of the Harrowing of Hell? I approve.

There are a number of reconstructed texts of the old Mystery Plays from Medieval folk theater. It's good to see them undergoing revival, especially over the holidays when they would have historically been the most common, though the theme of the Harrowing of Hell was usually reserved for the mystery cycles of the Easter season.
Quite. Also, the kindergarten students danced the Hava Naghila in Chanukah hats. They did a good job of pooing on all cultures.
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Post by DepartedLight » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:04 am

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