Hi Edward,
I like the idea of "John the Dunker" rather than the Submerger. It ties in also of course with witchcraft trials, at least in the U.S.
The original Mystery Plays always make me uneasy - I keep thinking of adjunct stories like Chaucer's Little Hugh of Lincoln and the damage they did, not to mention current sectarian violence around the world.
And I felt a bit uneasy with this story, of course told ultimately by the victors; as far as I know, Josephus doesn't mention it, so there's a blank slate, something missing, etc.
Why did you leave 'Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's.' and some other passages in the language of the King James? Just curious.
Great series, this one making me uncomfortable!
Best, Alan

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 12:42 PM Edward Picot via NetBehaviour <netbehaviour@lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
Dear all,

'The Doubter's Mysteries' are an attempt to write a short cycle of
Mystery Plays - ie. plays based on Bible stories, like the Medieval
Mystery Plays of York, Chester and Wakefield - from the point of view of
a sceptical modern audience; an audience which either doesn't believe in
God, or can't work out what he's playing at.

There are fourteen of these plays, and the eleventh is now online: 'The
Trial of Jesus'.

http://edwardpicot.com/mysteries/11thetrialofjesus.html (or for the full
series so far, visit http://edwardpicot.com/mysteries)

- Edward Picot
http://edwardpicot.com - personal website

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