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The Shepherd's Play at Glenaeon - a unique event!

The Shepherds’ Play was performed on Tuesday evening

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Date Posted:
14-Dec-2018

The Shepherds’ Play was performed on Tuesday evening as a gift from the teachers to the children, the school community. The Shepherds’ Play, one of the Oberufer plays which has been performed every year since the late 1950s when the school began as a kindergarten in Pymble called Dalcross. Some time in the 16th or early 17th century a group of German farmers settled on the little island of Oberufer on the Danube, close to the frontiers of Austria and Hungary. They took with them a cycle of religious plays which were handed down by oral tradition. For centuries, peasants had preserved these plays – both the dialogue and the tradition of acting.

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