An Easter list – from Easter Parade to Jesus Christ Superstar

Some Easter things which aren’t bunnies, eggs or chocolate:

  • Easter Parade – an Irving Berlin musical starring Judy Garland.
  • Easter Rising – 1916 insurrection in Ireland.
  • Easter Island – famous for its large headed statues,  called Easter Island by its first European visitor who arrived on Easter Sunday 

Jesus at Easter:

  • The Shroud of Turin – cloth that may have wrapped the body of Christ. In the news again as 3D imaging has been done in an attempt to identify the face.
  • Scary Crucifixion art – before there were horror movies like Saw, there were paintings by the likes of Grunewald to frighten folk silly.
  • Novels about Jesus. Some interesting fiction on Jesus’s life has been done by characters as diverse as  Robert Graves (King Jesus) and pre-Twilight Queen of the Vampires Anne Rice.
  • Passion music – classical music on the theme of Christ’s passion.
  • Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera musical detailing ‘the buzz’ from the Last Supper to the Resurrection, by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

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