Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Medieval Latin Play at King's College London, April 1

The Department of History at King's College London will present the Ludus de Antichristo (Play of the Antichrist), as its sixth annual mediaeval Latin play. The performance takes place on Friday 1 April at 19.30 in the College Chapel. Entrance is free and all are welcome.

This is a rare opportunity to see performed one of the finest surviving medieval Latin dramas. In simple and elegant rhyming couplets, the Ludus de Antichristo narrates the coming to earth of the Antichrist, as predicted in the Old and New Testaments. The Antichrist is welcomed as the Messiah by the Church and Synagogue, and by the Holy Roman Emperor and the kings of Europe and Asia. His ultimate aim is to submit the whole world to Satan’s power, before he is unmasked by the true prophets of God.

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