The Judaic Nature Of Israeli Theatre

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The Judaic Nature Of Israeli Theatre

Author : Dan Urian
ISBN : 9781134425907
Genre : Performing Arts
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Theatre has, since the time of the Jewish Enlightenment, served the secular community in its conflict with the religious. This book surveys the secular-religious rift and then describes the enhanced concern of the secular community in Israel for its own Jewishness and its expression in the theatre - especially following the 1967 War. It then moves on to a specific study of the play Bruira and finally reviews the phenomenon of the return to Orthodox Judaism by secular individuals.
Category: Performing Arts

The Arab In Israeli Drama And Theatre

Author : Dan Urian
ISBN : 9057021307
Genre : Performing Arts
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What is Israeli theatre? Is it only a Hebrew theatre staged in Israel? Are performances by Arab Israelis working in an Arabic theatre framework not part of the repertoire of Israeli theatre? Do they perhaps belong to the Palestinian theatre? What are the "borders" of Palestinian theatre? Are not theatrical works created in East Jerusalem by Arab Israeli playwrights and actors, and staged on occasion before Jewish Israeli audiences, part of a dialogue between Palestinian and Israeli cultures? Does "theatre" only include works staged under that title? These and other similarly absorbing questions arise in Dan Urian's wide-ranging and detailed study of the image of the Arab in Israeli drama and theatre. By the use of extensive examples to show how theatre, politics and personal perceptions intertwine, the author presents us with a model which can be used as a basis for the further discussion and study of similar social and artistic phenomena in other cultures in relation to their theatre and drama.
Category: Performing Arts

Theater In Israel

Author : Linda Ben-Zvi
ISBN : 0472106074
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first book-length investigation of theater and drama in Israel
Category: Literary Criticism

Jewish Drama Theatre

Author : Eli Rozik
ISBN : 1845195981
Genre : Performing Arts
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Jewish theater has followed a tortuous path from extreme rabbinical intolerance to eventual secular liberalism, with its openness to the heritages of both Judaism as a culture and prominent foreign cultures, to the extent of multicultural integration. Arguing that since biblical times until the 17th century, there are only examples of tangential theater practices, this account details the history of the creation and progression of Jewish drama and theater. It states that the initial intolerance, shared by the Church, was rooted in pagan connotations of theater rather than in the neutral nature of the medium, capable of formulating and communicating contrasting thoughts. Whereas by the 10th century the Church understood that the art could be harnessed to its own ends, Jewish theater was only created seven centuries later through spontaneous and amateurish theatrical practices, such as the Yiddish purim-shpil and the purim-rabbi. Due to their carnivalesque and cathartic nature, these practices were tolerated by the rabbinical establishment, albeit only during the Purim holiday. As a result, Jewish drama and theater emerged despite rabbinical antagonism. Under the influence of the Jewish Enlightenment, Yiddish-speaking theaters were increasingly established, a trend that became central in the cultural enterprise of the Jews in Israel. This process involved a renewed use of Hebrew as a spoken language and the transition from a profound religious identity to a secular Jewish one characterized by a basic liberalism to the extent of openness to cultures traditionally perceived as archetypal enemies of Judaism. This book sets out to analyze play-scripts and performance-texts produced in the Israeli theater in order to illustrate these trends and concludes that only a liberal society can bring about the full realization of theater’s potentialities.
Category: Performing Arts

The Oxford Handbook Of Jewish Studies

Author : Martin Goodman
ISBN : 0199280320
Genre : Religion
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This volume on Jewish studies presents surveys of today's interests and directions in the humanities and social sciences. It covers the main areas taught and researched as part of Jewish studies in universities throughout the world, especially in Europe, the US, and Israel.
Category: Religion

Modern Jewish Mythologies

Author : Glenda Abramson
ISBN : 9780878204748
Genre : Social Science
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Based on the Mason Lectures delivered at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies in the winter of 1995, the ten essays in this volume demonstrate the function and dynamic effect Jewish mythologies in social, political, and psychological life. Eli Yassif's introduction illustrates the complex relationship between myth and ritual in modern Jewish culture. In a separate essay, he focuses on the ancient Jewish tale of the Golem, a myth that presents an exemplary test case for the exploration of cultural continuity. Using the testimonies of Jewish immigrants from eastern Europe to Britain and the battle on the plain of Latrun in the Israeli War of Independence, David Cesarani and Anita Shapira demonstrate that the process of creating myth is related in one way or another to attempts by specific social and ethnic groups to shape their collective memory. Along these lines, Milton Shain and Sally Frankental interrogate the view that during the apartheid period in South African history, South African Jewry operated on a higher moral plane than most other white South Africans. And while Nurith Gertz examines the male superhero that dominated the early national Zionist cinema and reflected the center of gravity in the Zionist myth, Dan Urian analyzes two Israeli plays produced in the 1990s that examine the myth of the biblical Sarah, rewritten from a feminist perspective. Other essays examine widely held cultural beliefs of contemporary Western Jewry. Jonathan Webber questions whether memory is an essentially Jewish value and remembrance a Jewish moral duty. Tudor Parfitt explores Western and Israeli perceptions of the Yemenite Jews, and Sylvie Anne Goldberg, in examining the evolving role of the chevrah kaddisha in Prague, discusses changes in perceptions of communal institutions and traditional and modern Jewish attitudes with regard to death. Finally, Matthew Olshan offers an analysis of Kafka's animal fables as parables for the Jewish response to tradition.
Category: Social Science

Tradition Innovation Conflict

Author : Zvi Sobel
ISBN : 0791405540
Genre : Social Science
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This book examines religion in Israeli society: what it is and how it functions. Here is a clear picture of how Judaism provides a matrix of continuity for Israeli society notwithstanding a wide diversity of beliefs and practices.
Category: Social Science

Assaph

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ISBN : UOM:39015067439052
Genre : Theater
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Category: Theater

The Jewish Travel Guide

Author : Green Flag
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021756171
Genre : Jews
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Jewish Frontier

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ISBN : UOM:39015072488680
Genre : Jews
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Jewish Affairs

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105073096765
Genre : Jews
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Category: Jews

Contemporary World Writers

Author : Tracy
ISBN : UCSC:32106010184346
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Contains biographical and bibliographical "information on some 340 living writers from over 60 countries whose work has, at least in part, been translated into English."--Preface, p. vii.
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Journal Of Jewish Communal Service

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ISBN : UOM:39015039294312
Genre : Jews
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Beginning with 1931, Sept. issue includes Proceedings of the annual sessions of the conference.
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