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Sunday, March 1 • 10:50am - 11:50am
Reading Shtisel

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That Israeli TV series about a Haredi family: In a work of remarkable density, Shulem represents the limits of the patriarchy, and a portrait of religion as both a communal strength and an obstacle to compassion, while Akiva represents the alternative religion of art. A close reading of the drama's first scene opens the major themes and strategies of the entire drama - we'll look into them.

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Maurice Yacowar

Dr Maurice Yacowar is Professor Emeritus (English and Film Studies), University of Calgary. His books include seminal studies of Tennessee Williams, Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Paul Morrissey and John Bratby. Like his The Sopranos on the Couch, his Reading Shtisel analyses... Read More →

Sunday March 1, 2020 10:50am - 11:50am PST
Room A