From the Memoirs of Pontius Pilate

by  Eric Bentley

Full Length Play, Drama  /  10m

In Eric Bently's 90 minute, one-act play, narrated by Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate, the New Testament gets a new twist. The protagonist, Yeshu (Jesus), is a naive Jewish patriot who gets pressured into thinking that he is, indeed, the Messiah. And when his confidant, Stephen, and the corrupt Herod…

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From the Memoirs of Pontius Pilate

by  Eric Bentley

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In Eric Bently's 90 minute, one-act play, narrated by Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate, the New Testament gets a new twist. The protagonist, Yeshu (Jesus), is a naive Jewish patriot who gets pressured into thinking that he is, indeed, the Messiah. And when his confidant, Stephen, and the corrupt Herod Antipas second this sentiment, he is utterly convinced. As he makes his way to his inevitable demise (and subsequent redemption), he meets a familiar cast of characters, including a heroic young patriot by the name of Judas.

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Eric Bentley

Eric Bentley was born in England in 1916, became an American citizen in 1948, in 1998 was inducted into the (American) Theatre Hall of Fame, and in 2011 won a gold medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Scholar, critic, teacher, performer, translator and, finally, playwright , he has had ...

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