The Mysterious Pageant Play at Oakland University- With Video

Originally done by European clergy in Latin, the medieval Pageant Play “style” offered towns a chance to celebrate the holiday, have fun, and witness scenes from the Bible. Rochester area residents now have an opportunity to enjoy the Pageant Play on the campus of Oakland University by the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance.   Over time, the Pageant shrank the serious tone that the clergy had intended it to be as local guilds took over the performances. It became an annual tradition … [Read more...]