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Photographs : Abraham and Isaak, four photos

Item type: Photographs
Archive reference: YMP/A/17/2/16
Date/year: 1957, 2000, 2010, 2016
Description: To the right is a 2016 photograph by Anthony Chappell-Ross, with John Roden as Abraham and Sam Roberts as Isaak in the Minster production.
Abraham and Isaac 2000Left: Abraham (Alan Booty) prepares to kill his son, Isaak (Alex Deadman/Edward O'Carroll) in 2000.

Below is a 2010 wagon play production, photographed in the Dean's Park. It was performed by students from the University of York St John. Director: Kay Hepplewhite, Producer: Prof Gweno Williams, Wagon Master: John Merrylees. Players of all parts: Sinead Campbell, Helen Hancock, Janny Magnus, Jessica Murray, Amy Williams

Abraham 2010 wagon












1957 Abraham
Here is a 1957 photograph of the scene, with the angel in the background telling Abraham (Reginal Dench) not to go through with the sacrifice of his son (Oswald Heppell).





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