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How Now Oberammergau? It will be 2010 before audiences can again see the historic Oberammergau Passion Play with its new sets and costumes. By then, they won't be so new. But the stunning costumes and the renewed multi-area stage will at least be on display to tourists in the Bavarian Alps during the nine years before the biblical drama is repeated.

The play - based on Bible accounts of the last five days of Jesus' life - was first performed in 1634, as a village vow of thanks for bei

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