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.




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.