This screenplay is a journey through Martin Luther's life to give us historical facts as well as insights into his reformation. Whether or not the events of his lifetime could have influenced the Holocaust is left for the reader to decide.
What Nazi Germany did to the Jews did not happen overnight. Although the historians differ on the origin, some argue that the foundation for it was built by the writings and deeds of perhaps the most influential reformer of the millennium, Martin Luther. This screenplay is a journey through his life to give us historical facts as well as insights into his reformation. Whether or not the events of his lifetime could have influenced the Holocaust is left for the reader to decide. The monologues are verbatim copies from Luther's books, articles, and sermons. Preserving historical accuracy has been the chief goal in formulating conversations missing from recorded history.
• Establish the time-period? Not until scene #6. Scene #1 is a montage of voice-over images from WWII’s Jewish Holocaust, and then in scene #2, we are transported back in time. In scene #6, we discover it’s the 1500s.
• Set the scene(s)? Yes – Descriptions of the people, places, and things are adequate to get the feel of the setting.
• Introduce the MCs? Not really. I’m a Protestant, so I’m keenly familiar with Martin L...