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From stereotype to metaphor : the Jew in contemporary drama

Author: Ellen Schiff
Publisher: Albany, New York : State University of New York Press, [1982] ©1982
Series: SUNY series in modern Jewish literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Who is a Jew? What is a Jew? In this all-encompassing study, Dr. Schiff probes these questions to help explain the prominence of Jewish characters in drama since World War II. The Jew has evolved into one of the most popular personages on the contemporary stage. Dramatists, both Jew and Gentile, in the United States and Europe, have been mining recently introduced concepts of the Jew to create a highly diversified  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schiff, Ellen, 1932-
From stereotype to metaphor.
Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, ©1982
(OCoLC)801245247
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Schiff
ISBN: 0873956214 9780873956215 0873956222 9780873956222
OCLC Number: 8195190
Description: xiii, 276 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the tradition of the stage Jew --
Modern heroes of Biblical drama --
Myths and stock types --
The Jew as other --
The Jew in a Jewish world --
The Jew and other outsiders --
Crises of conscience and of consciousness --
The Jew as metaphor --
Conclusion.
Series Title: SUNY series in modern Jewish literature and culture.
Responsibility: Ellen Schiff.

Abstract:

Who is a Jew? What is a Jew? In this all-encompassing study, Dr. Schiff probes these questions to help explain the prominence of Jewish characters in drama since World War II. The Jew has evolved into one of the most popular personages on the contemporary stage. Dramatists, both Jew and Gentile, in the United States and Europe, have been mining recently introduced concepts of the Jew to create a highly diversified and unfamiliar breed of dramatis personae. From Stereotype to Metaphor tracks the evolution of the Jewish persona on the stage. From the debut of the Jew on the Western stage in the Middle Ages to the present century, Dr. Schiff investigates how the Jew has evolved from the stereotypical figures of biblical patriarchs, moneymen and villains into latter-day everyman. This book traces the line of descent of the stage Jew from church drama, Shakespeare, Milton, and Racine to modern playwrights, including Miller, Gibson, Pinter, Wesker, Anouilh, Grumberg, and Woody Allen, concentrating on the development of the stage Jew since 1945.

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