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Dealing with the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus from a fresh and richly creative point of view, the author combines a series of deftly constructed short scenes, traditional Christmas music, and often antic characterizations into a wholly original theatre piece. The flow of the action follows the Biblical recounting, but is enhanced by a tree, a sheep and a ...more
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Published October 1st 1975 by Dramatist's Play Service
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Something I never expected in my life was to write a five star review for a Christmas Pageant but Gibson's modernist take on the traditional Christmas play is poignant, sharp, and somehow still reverent without ever being preachy. He creates a multi-faceted play where each of the principals (Mary, Joseph, the Angel of the Lord) is a complex human being, and his twist at the end, stolen from Ovid, elevates the play from mere Christianity to a more universal meditation on the miraculous and the un ...more
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William Gibson was a Tony Award-winning American playwright and novelist. He graduated from the City College of New York in 1938.

Gibson's most famous play is The Miracle Worker (1959), the story of Helen Keller's childhood education, which won him the Tony Award for Best Pla
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