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The Jeweler's Shop by Karol Wojtyla

The Jeweler's Shop
Title:
The Jeweler's Shop
Author:
Karol Wojtyla
ISBN:
0877938695
ISBN13:
978-0877938699
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Category:
Dramas & Plays
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ave Maria Press (September 1995)
PDF size:
1170 kb
FB2 size:
1563 kb
EPUB size:
1387 kb

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Reviews:
  • Frdi
A rarity, this book is a three-act stage drama written by a Roman Catholic pope. Pope John Paul II, 1920-2005, was active in the theater as a young man in Poland until the Nazi occupation closed his university when he was 19. As a member of the Rhapsodic Theater, John Paul II (real name Karol Wotylja) helped put on secret readings and productions as a form of cultural resistance during the Nazi occupation, before deciding to join an underground seminary during the war. Later as a bishop and cardinal, he wrote theatrical criticism pieces under a pseudonym. This play represents his only published play and is a fascinating piece of meditative drama. The first act follows a couple in love about to be married, the second act follows a married couple whose love has grown cold, and the third act concerns the two children of the first two couples who are in love and hoping to be married. A mysterious jeweler unites the three couples, dispensing wisdom about fate in addition to wedding bands. This play was made into a 1988 film with Burt Lancaster, Ben Cross, and Olivia Hussey. Like the late pope's "Theology of the Body," this play extols the virtues of married love as a reflection of God's eternal love, offering an optimistic view of human relations where "the future depends on love." Each scene is a series of minimally staged, almost monologue-driven scenes between the couples done in underground theatrical style with a literary debt to medieval mystery dramas. It's a pretty good play and a pretty good read, offering a lot of food for thought in what is essentially (to quote the title) a "meditation on the sacrament of matrimony."
  • greed style
Superb and then some. The movie that grew out of this play should be required viewing for all couples planning on marriage. St. Pope John Paul II demonstrates here his fundamental understanding of the human person, of love, and of sex. Both the book and the movie bear repeated reading or watching. The bonus in the movie is a 75 year-old Burt Lancaster portraying the Jeweler.
  • Thomand
Great love story written by our newly made saint, St. Pope John Paul II. This Pope was a man who understood humanity and love which is necessary for all relationships and what Jesus meant when he said, "love one another." Great film.
  • Kalrajas
The Jeweler's Shop is so beautiful, it contains three stories on marriage. This is a great gift for a seasoned or a young couple.
  • artman
This book is among the few plays written by the Pope which have made it into print. It deals with relationships between couples, one falling in love, one falling out of love, and various other situations. It's beautifully written. I'm not sure how much was lost in translation, but except for a few hiccups, the writing is beautifully poetic and evocative. The Pope's insights into relationships are quite profound, and very simply illustrated. It's a short and enjoyable read.
  • Anarahuginn
This book made me cry. Beautifully written and the imagery is pure.
  • Leniga
THIS IS A VERY SWEET STORY. I WOULD SUGGEST ANYONE INTERESTED IN MARRIAGE SHOULD GIVE THIS A READ. IT DID NOT TAKE LONG BUT WILL STAY WITH YOU FOREVER.
beautiful