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Description - Theatre by Shimon Levy

This collection of essays about drama and religion examines theatrical elements in sacred performance and sacred elements in dramatic performance, primarily in Judeo-Christian traditions. Holy Space and Representational Place in the Tenth; Century; "Action is Literal": Ritual Typology and "Ritual Arts"; Are the Rock Carvings of the North the First Sources; of Theatre in Europe?; Strategies of the Heterogeneous in Ritual and Performance: Mallarme's "Livre" or the Rite of the Book; The Sacramental Aesthetics on Stage: The Cathedral Plays of Dorothy L. Sayers; The Son of the Dove and the Jewish Waiter; "Born Losers Comparing Notes" - Bible Quotation and Drama Construction in George Tabori's Plays; The Liturgical Theatre of the Holocaust on the Israeli Stage - Holy Scripture, Myth, Ritual; Religious Theatre in a Totalitarian Atheistic State: The Polish Experience; Dziady: A Mystery Play in the Modern Polish Theatre; A Divinity which Shapes Our Ends: Greek Comedy in a Secular Age; Thespis and Moses: The Jews and the Ancient Greek Theatre; Secular Rites in Jules Dassin's Film A Dream of Passion; Secular Definitions of 'Ritual': The Rocky Horror Phenomenon; Sermons in Stones; Masks and Disguises as an Expression of Anarchy in the Jewish Festival Theatre; Political Assassination, Sacrifice and Theatrical Re-enactment in Julius Caesar; "Our teachers break our hearts": Bruria, Theatre Company of Jerusalem; Myth and the Drama of the Soul; Index.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781898723530
ISBN-10: 1898723532
Format: Hardback
(155mm x 230mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Sussex Academic Press
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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