2018 - 2019
|0811-2202-01||Introduction to Jewish and Hebrew Theatre|
|FACULTY OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS|
This course will examine the various ways in which theatre can be considered to be “Jewish” or “Hebrew”. We will think of these terms not as fixed categories, but as a variety of ever-changing possibilities that their intersection with theatre is constantly reshaped. We will ask what takes place in the meeting point between theatre and Judaism as a religion, as an ethnic identity, and as a cultural heritage; between theatre and the charged Hebrew language; and between it and Hebrewness as a modern national ideology. The history of theatre in Jewish culture is fractured and complex, but precisely because of that it is an extremely fruitful site through which to explore the relations between theatre and religion, cultural heritage, modernization, and language.