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The Judaic Nature of Israeli Theatre

A Search for Identity

By Dan Urian

Translated by Naomi Paz

© 2000 – Routledge

184 pages

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Hardback: 9789057550560
pub: 2000-03-28
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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.


"A new cultural phenomenon….The book's glossary is a vital asset to this 'search for identity' as are its bibliography and index."

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General