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A Region in the Spotlight
A Play by the Comödienhaus Bad Liebenstein
The year is 1521: Martin Luther translates the New Testament into German. But how did this come about?
It has been four years since Martin Luther published his 95 theses. His ideas are gaining more and more followers, and proposals for changes to Church practice are developing into a reform movement for the whole of society. Pope and emperor see the power structure in danger – and impose a church ban and imperial rule on the "stubborn" dissenter. Luther is "outlawed" and has to fear for his life. His patron - Elector Friedrich the Wise - is planning a dramatic scene in the Thuringian Forest ...