Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
John the Baptist and Judas. A simple costume change and John the Baptist is magically transformed into Judas Iscariot. It's a miracle!?
You viper's brood!. This whole monologue was taken directly from the Gospel according to St. Matthew. It's almost word for word. "You viper's brood! Who warned you to escape from the coming retrobution?..."
St. Matthew. Many things were taken directly out of the Gospel according to St. Matthew: this play, Christmas songs, etc...
No. I always wondered why Sophocles was not included in the "Tower of Babble" scene. If anybody knows, I would appreciate it if you would mail me that information after you finish the quiz.
a chain link fence. This is actually done in MOST productions, because that is the way it is written. It is, of course, up to the director to decide how to - for lack of a better phrase - kill Jesus.
Jesus. The first person to play the role of Jesus in Godspell was named Steven, so in some versions of the script, the character of Jesus is written as Steven, instead of Jesus.
eleven. "Tower of babel, babble, babble, babble, babble, babble, babble, babble. High above the rabble, rabble, rabble, rabble. babble, rabble, babble, rabble, babble, rabble."
5. Jesus: "Oh God, I'm bleeding.
Oh God, I'm bleeding."
Ensemble: "Oh God, you're bleeding!"
Jesus: "Oh God, I'm dying."
Ensemble: "Oh God, you're dying."
Jesus: "Oh God, I'm dying."
Jesus: "Oh God, I'm dead."
Ensemble: "Oh God, you're dead.
Oh God, you're dead.
Oh God, you're dead."
the Lord. The last phrase of the "Finale" is "Prepare ye the way of the Lord."
Rejoice. In an attempt to cheer his disciples up after a confrontation with Judas, Jesus reads the bottom of someone's shoe as another would read palms or tea leaves.
Stephen Schwartz. Stephen Schwartz also wrote, among other things, "Wicked" and "Pippin".
John the Baptist. In most productions, John the Baptist and Judas are played by the same actor. (When I did it, we had a female John the Baptist and a male Judas).
|In what decade was "Godspell" first performed?||Godspell
1970s. The show first opened in 1971, and was set in New York City.
|When the people start attacking Judas, what does he remind them?||Godspell
"He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword.". This is right before Jesus is crucified.
New York. One scene shows the actors dancing atop the World Trade Center...before 9/11. :(
|Who wrote the music for "Godspell"?||Godspell
Stephen Schwartz. Mr. Schwartz also wrote the lyrics for the hit musical "Wicked". He also composed for quite a few Disney movies, including "Mulan", "The Prince of Egypt", and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame".
|Who speaks the prologue at the beginning of the show?||Godspell
God. "My name is known: God and King. I am most in majesty, in whom no beginning may be and no end."
|The show is named "Godspell", which is the archaic spelling of what word?||Godspell
gospel. Godspell is actually an Anglo-Saxon word that means "good story".
|Who portrayed John the Baptist/Judas in the 1970s film version of "Godspell"?||Godspell
David Haskell. David Haskell had great performances in the film and stage version of this musical. The Californian talent died in 2000 of a brain tumor.