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Ancient Egyptian Theater

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  • 1. Ancient Egyptian Theater
    There are 6 different types of play in Ancient Egyptian Theater
  • 2. Ancient Egyptian Theater
  • 3. Osiris Passion Play
    Set, the god of evil, becomes jealous of his brother, Osiris. Tricking Osiris into a coffin, Set nails. Isis, the wife of Osiris, find the coffin and buries her husband; but Set digs him up, dismembers the body, and scatters the body parts all over the earth. Isis and their son, Apuat, collect the pieces and bury them again. Osiris is then resurrected and becomes King of the Dead, ruling over those mortals who ascend to heaven.
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  • 5. The Medical Plays
    Evolved around the idea of magical healing
    A simple plot; the goddess Isis, whose child is bitten by a scorpion, heals her son by using artificial respiration and a magic cure
  • 6. The Heb Sed Play
    Also called a coronation Jubilee
    Celebrated the pharaoh’s 30 year on the throne, enacting the events of his region
  • 7. The Ra Play
    Ra is the Egyptian sun god
    Play that features Ra’s nocturnal fight with Apophis, the snake god of the underworld
  • 8. The Passion Play
    The most famous passion play was The Osiris Passion play
    It was performance annually for 2000 years
    Each performance lasted several days and included battle scenes with actual killings.

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