The Judaic Nature of Israeli Theatre: A Search for Identity

1st Edition

Dan Urian

Published March 28, 2000
Reference - 184 Pages
ISBN 9789057550560 - CAT# RX10204

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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.

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