Synopses & Reviews
This anthology of essays focuses on the renewed interest in the interrelationships between myth, religion and theatre. Each chapter examines different interactions between the Holy Scriptures not only of Islam, Christianity and Judaism, but also of other sacred traditions.
-- Re-enactment/celebration in ritual and theatre
-- Sacred icons and theatricality
-- Theatre as Holy Space/the divine on stage
-- Hieratic gesture in theatre
-- Interculturality and Holiness in theatre
-- Liturgical rites in the theatre
-- Religious theatre and the audience
This anthology of essays focuses on the interrelationships between myth, religion, and theatre. Each chapter examines interactions between the Holy Scriptures of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism as well as other sacred traditions.
The interrelationships between myth, religion, and theatre are explored by investigating the unique treatment of theatricality, ritual and performance in the Holy Scriptures, and in other sacred traditions. Traditional Jewish Halachic oppositions towards theatre are discussed, as well as the way theatre was harnessed to promote Christian values.