Jesus Christ Superstar - Act 2, Scene 11 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 11 Summary

A soldier places the crown of thorn on Jesus's head, which obviously hurts him. A new dark, wooded cross is lying on its side, and Jesus begins to move it towards the stairs. The crucifixion appears on a big projection screen. Judas has returned in formal attire, including red vinyl clothing with a shiny black top and pants, and is joined by similarly clad dancers, apparently devils. Angels with white wings and dressed in black leather caps, halter tops, shorts, stockings and boots appear on the stairs, which are now very light. The scene switches back and forth from Jesus on the screen to Jesus in person carrying the cross and then to a singing Judas. Judas still wants to know why Jesus let things get so out of hand and why he tried to proclaim his message in a backwards land without mass communication...

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