National Geographic : 1935 Dec
Photograph by W. Pfingstl ANTON LANG WORKS AT A POTTER'S WHEEL The author's father, now 60 years old, looks back on nearly half a lifetime spent in portraying the Teacher of Galilee (see Color Plate VI and text, page 767). When he first appeared in the part, in 1900, he was 25, the youngest man ever to play it. Again in 1910 and 1922 he gave his gentle, moving interpretation. Since then, as a former Christus, he has served, in accordance with tradition, as Speaker of the Prologue. Photograph byBurton Holmes from Galloway SHAGGY-BEARDED"ST. PETER" ISFOND OFCHILDREN In the Passion Play, Hubert Mayr isChrist's impetuous Disciple (see Color Plate IV). Off thestage heisthevillage milkman. Smiling, singing, and whistling, he driveshis little pony cart through thetown, dispensing good cheer along with his milk. When hiswork isdone hesitsona bench in front of his house, with hisniece ononeknee and hiseven smaller daughter on the other, and tells them stories.