From Stereotype to Metaphor: The Jew in Contemporary Drama
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.
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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 New Jew
The Jew and Other Outsiders
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