Tuesday, November 14, 2006

"The Pope and The Witch": Review of the Text of the Script

Cathy_of_Alex, who blogs at The Recovering Dissident Catholic, has posted a review of the actual script of The Pope and the Witch" which is proposed to be performed by the University of Minnesota's Theater Department next March.

With all the hullabaloo about the University of Minnesota's planned production of The Pope and the Witch in March 2007, I decided to buy a copy of the play and read it.

It took me over a month to read. It's a mere 123 pages but it may as well have been 1,230 pages. The Pope and the Witch is an awful play. It exists solely to ridicule the Catholic church. Defenders may say it is biting satire. No, Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal is biting satire. Some of the works of Evelyn Waugh are biting satire. C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters is biting satire. The only people who will enjoy The Pope and the Witch are the people who think the Catholic church, the Pope and all the clergy are inherently ridiculous solely by being leaders in a church that is: "out of touch with modern times". [...snip] Read Cathy's Review

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