Arts: Craftsmen-Player

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Craftsmen from Oberammergau visited Manhattan and in a short time sold $65,000 of their wares. The craftsmen were Passion Players because in the year 1167 the great emperor Barbarossa founded the play and the people of Oberammergau solemnly vowed to dramatize the "Passion" of Christ once every decade—a promise which was broken only by the Great War. Between plays, these men ply their trades of potters, carvers, painters.

They have just finished their first exhibition in America—in New York, and the success of this will determine the future of the Players. There...

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