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CANCELED–Monarch, Maiden & Fool: The Book of Esther in Early Modern German, English, & Yiddish Drama
Los Angeles , CA 90095 United States + Google Map
CANCELED To Be Rescheduled
Scholars of Yiddish literature have proposed that the first extant Purim-Shpil (Purim Play) continued the tradition of early modern English and German dramatizations of the Book of Esther. In this talk, Professor Chanita Goodblatt (Foreign Literatures & Linguistics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) will focus on the carnivalesque aspect of these plays, involving issues of misrule, as well as the social and political consequences of what Joy Wiltenburg terms “Disorderly Women and Female Power.”
Advance registration not required. No fee. Limited seating.
CMRS’s co-sponsorship for this lecture is provided by the Armand Hammer Endowment for the UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies.