Fiona Shaw as Virgin Mary

Fiona Shaw on stage, portraying the Virgin Mary as we are used to see. In the play 'The Testament of Mary' by Colm Tóibín she portrays a very different - and much more credible - version of Mary: A woman who has lost her son. Before the play began, spectators (like me) were allowed to go on stage to examine the set, including a live vulture, and Mary/Fiona in a glass cube. The stage filled quickly, and taking pictures quickly lost its appeal ...

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