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Author Shem-Ṭov, Naftali, author.

Title Israeli theatre : Mizrahi Jews and self-representation / Naphtaly Shem-Tov
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2021
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge Jewish studies series
Contents Introduction: Conceptualizing Mizrahi Theatre -- Community-based Theatre -- Performing History -- Docudrama and Social Realism -- Feminist Theatre -- Autobiographical Performance -- Poetry Performance -- Jewish-Moroccan Theatre -- Epilogue: Mizrahi Theatre Between the Personal and the Political
Summary "This book conceptualizes Mizrahi (Middle-Eastern Jewish) theatre, unfolding its performances in the field of Israeli theatre with a critical gaze. It covers the conceptualization and typology, not along a chronological axis, but rather through seven theatrical forms. The author suggests a definition of Mizrahi Theatre that has fluid boundaries and it can encompass various possibilities for self-representation onstage. Although Mizrahi theatre began to develop in the 1970s, the years since the turn of the millennium have seen an intense flowering of theatrical works by second- and third-generation artists dealing with issues of identity and narrative in a diverse array of forms. Mizrahi theatre is a cultural locus of self-representation, generally created by Mizrahi artists who deal with content, social experiences, cultural, religious, and traditional foundations, and artistic languages derived from the history and social reality in Mizrahi Jews in both Israel and their Middle Eastern countries of origin. Critically surveying Mizrahi theatre in Israel, the book is a key resource for students and academics interested in theatre and performance studies, Jewish and Israeli studies"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Mizrahim in the theater -- Israel
Theater and society -- Israel
Theater -- Israel -- History
Social conditions.
Theater and society.
Mizrahim -- Israel -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021000293
ISBN 1351009052
Other Titles Israeli theater