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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Israel on Stage: Still no Peace

Two interesting articles on Israel-themed plays from small Jewish-American papers.

  • Frin the Jewish Review: "Rachel Corrie" the play in trouble again, this time at a local Ashland, OR theatre (not the Shakes Fest).

  • From The Jewish Week: An overview of reception to two current NYC titles: the Israeli play Masked and Betty Shamieh's The Black Eyed at...New York Theatre Workshop. That both shows are doing relatively well despite mixed to poor reviews is credited to: "A mix of carefully crafted marketing strategies, and, perhaps more importantly, scripts that avoid simplistic political judgments." Or is that, no political judgment?

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