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Synopsis:

Although the Old Testament has been thoroughly analysed as literature, and many of its highly dramatic chapters, stories, poetry and prophecies have been adapted for theatre, THE BIBLE AS THEATRE has hardly been dealt with. As a "threshold-medium," ancient theatre hovered between the holy and the profane. The hostility the Hebrews expressed toward the "indecencies" of theatre was the result of religious, cultural and economic oppression they suffered from Greeks, Romans and other peoples whose theatre was well developed. This book shows that the real fear the ancient Hebrews felt was not of the gaudy aspects of theatre but of its highly creative potential as a rival Creator. This work is dedicated to the theatrical potential of the Old Testament, exposing a refined sense of theatricality.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 254-265) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781898723516
Author:
Levy, Shimon
Publisher:
Sussex Academic Press
Author:
Levy
Location:
Brighton
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
Bible as literature
Subject:
Narration in the Bible
Subject:
Religion and drama
Subject:
Religion in drama.
Subject:
Religious & Liturgical
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Drama-Religious Drama
Subject:
General Performing Arts
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
61
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
274
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Although the Old Testament has been thoroughly analysed as literature, and many of its highly dramatic chapters, stories, poetry and prophecies have been adapted for theatre, THE BIBLE AS THEATRE has hardly been dealt with. As a "threshold-medium," ancient theatre hovered between the holy and the profane. The hostility the Hebrews expressed toward the "indecencies" of theatre was the result of religious, cultural and economic oppression they suffered from Greeks, Romans and other peoples whose theatre was well developed. This book shows that the real fear the ancient Hebrews felt was not of the gaudy aspects of theatre but of its highly creative potential as a rival Creator. This work is dedicated to the theatrical potential of the Old Testament, exposing a refined sense of theatricality.
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