IN THE PRELUDE AND INTERLUDE:
IN THE MYSTERY:
Theodosius, whose prototype, as the Mystery proceeds,
reveals itself as that of the Spirit of Love.
Romanus, whose prototype, as the Mystery proceeds,
reveals itself as that of the Spirit of Action.
Germanus, whose prototype,, as the Mystery proceeds,
reveals itself as that of the Earth-brain.
Helena, whose prototype, as the Mystery proceeds, reveals
itself as that of Lucifer.
Retardus, active only as a Spirit-influence.
Philia, Astrid, & Luna, Friends of Maria, whose
prototypes, as the Mystery proceeds, reveal themselves as spirits
of Maria's soul-powers.
Felix Balde, who reveals himself as representative
of the Spirit of Nature.
Felicia Balde, his wife.
The Other Maria, whose prototype, as the Mystery proceeds,
reveals itself as the Soul of Love.
Theodora, a Seeress.
Ahriman and Lucifer, conceived as Soul-influences only.
The Spirit of the Elements, conceived as a
A Child, whose prototype, as the Mystery proceeds,
reveals itself as a young soul.
As is usual in English
stage directions, right means right of the stage, and not right
of the audience as in the original German. So too the left is
left of the stage.
The music at the
representation of each play was by Mr. Adolf Arenson.
NOTES ON THE COSTUMES WORN:
The costumes worn are those of every day, except that the
female characters, over their dress, wear bright broad stoles
of a colour to suit their character.
is is usually in a black riding suit, top boots, and a black mantle.
has golden hair, wears crimson robes, and stands upon the right
of Johannes. Lucifer appears as female.
the conventional Satan, wears yellow robes and stands upon the
left of Johannes.
In the fifth and
eleventh scenes and when in spirit form or acting as hierophant,
Benedictus wears a long white robe over which is a broad
golden stole with mystic emblems in red. He also wears a golden
mitre and carries a golden crosier.
On such occasions
Theodosius is similarly robed except that the stole,
mitre, and crosier are silver and the emblems blue. Similarly
the stole, mitre, and crosier of Romanus are bronze and
the emblems green. Retardus' costume is a mixture of
the above three.
wears long brownish robes and is made to appear like a giant with
heavy clogs, as if tied to earth. Scene 6.
Astrid, and Luna in the seventh and eleventh
scenes and in the other plays have conventional angel-forms;
Astrid is always in the centre of this group; Luna
is on her right; Philia on her left.
wears white and has angel's wings in the seventh and eleventh
The Other Maria
is dressed like a spirit (except in Scene 1) but one associated
with rocks and precious stones.