Theater 4: In Mark 1:42, the leper runs away from the sick person
as James and John run away from their father Zebedee in 1,20. One has the impression that Mark is thinking of a theater scene in which the sick person wears the old skin with the leprosy like an old dress.
In 1:42 another actor comes and takes away the old garment (the old skin) and underneath the new clean skin appears as a beautiful new garment
in real life, Leviticus 13:45, only on the theater stage do they meet. That a leper meets Jesus 1:40 is only possible in the theater.
While the leper is allowed to approach Jesus with impunity, Jesus apparently does not feel the helplessness of the lame man, 2:4. The show interlude of lowering the sick man from the roof seems strange in real life.
With theatrical technology, even ancient, it was easily possible. For the spectators, it was a fun show that stuck in their memory and carried the message. That was what mattered to Mark.
Theater 2: In Matthew there is no longer a baptizing John
in the desert, but it is John with the epithet the Baptist who preaches in the desert.
Luke, the historically interested evangelist, mentions the desert only as the place of the divine instruction to John and has the Baptist preach at the Jordan right away
The desert in which John preaches in Mark is therefore not a real one, but a theatrical desert, the spiritual emptiness in the minds and hearts of the people to whom John preaches conversion, a new beginning.