Playing With Biblical Teachings & Performance

A lot of Godspell involves exploring ways to tell Biblical stories and illustrate philosophy, sometimes in playful, interactive, and performative ways.

This challenge of bringing philosophical ideas to life in a fun, engaging way for people of all ages and walks of life, is one that religious groups face all the time.  Clown ministries are one approach.  Here are some others.

Puppets:

Mimes:

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Episcopal Hymns

While Schwartz did write a few songs’ lyrics, most of the lyrics in Godspell are derived from the Episcopal hymnal.  Here are a few of the hymns in their traditional form, before Schwartz gave them the Godspell treatment.