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Modern Jewish Plays

Modern Jewish Plays

Edited by Jason Sherman
Afterword by Ross Manson
Subjects: Jewish Theatre, Anthologies
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780887547348, 375 pages, April 2006

Table of contents

Masada by Arthur Milner

The Murder of Isaac by Motti Lerner

The Trials of John Demjanjuk: A Holocaust Cabaret by Jonathan Garfinkel

Hand in Hand by Simon Block

Shooting Magda (The Palestinian Girl) by Joshua Sobol

Reading Hebron by Jason Sherman

Description

Six plays. Six playwrights. Six takes on Israel. From those who've been there, those who live there, and those that don't.
"Jews are modern people. On every subject we are rational, we are children of enlightenment. Except. About Jews. " —Masada by Arthur Milner

"You are sovereign. You are the one who thinks, feels, decides and kills. " —The Murder of Isaac by Motti Lerner

"I'm going to do my best to save your skin. But I need your help. I need you to tell me what you really did during the war. " —The Trials of John Demjanjuk: A Holocaust Cabaret by Jonathan Garfinkel

"…at least I was still in Israel—and no matter how hopeless and bloody the country gets, simply being in Israel still counts for something back here among the folks who aren't. " —Hand in Hand by Simon Block

"I'm treating you with respect. I only beat you up because I thought you were a Jew. One of those bleeding-heart leftists from the Theatre Department. " —Shooting Magda (The Palestinian Girl) by Joshua Sobol

"There are no answers, Nathan. Only positions. What's yours?" —Reading Hebron by Jason Sherman