Jesus Christ Superstar - Act 1, Scene 11 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 11 Summary

The scene changes to the Temple at Jerusalem. Jesus first confronts a money changer at the front iron gates and pushes him aside. As he enters, he sees three scantily-clad female dancers suspended above him in a cage and men dressed in stylized Arabian head gear selling bombs and other weapons, sex and drugs. There are also many slot machines, slabs of meat, magicians blowing fire, belly dancers, people smoking opium pipes and televisions showing army planes flying. The sights and smells are overwhelming. Jesus picks up a television and smashes it to the ground to get everyone's attention, then tells them all to leave.

He slides to the ground. The sick, all dressed in gray or a very drab green, approach him from everywhere asking to be healed. As he walks away from the temple, the sick emerge from holes in the ground. Jesus...

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