1st Edition

The Judaic Nature of Israeli Theatre
A Search for Identity

ISBN 9789057550560
Published January 31, 2000 by Routledge
184 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

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."