Thursday, March 11, 2010

Matthew's Gospel as Parody of Torah; Shakespeare as black,Jewish woman

Getting ready to teach on the structure of Matthew tomorrow, look what I found.

About John Hudson, director of The Dark Lady Players: An Organizational Change & Applied Theater Practice (" the world's most experimental Shakespeare company"...

after you read his provocative article embedded below, Gospel of Matthew as a Parody of Torah, presented to the Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society...

check out his video @bottom where he suggests the plays of Shakespeare written by:

a black Jewish woman.

The rabbi
is gonna love this (I know exactly what he will say)! (:
But Hudson can't be completely out to lunch.. (:
....he quotes David Bauer in his article..and
He holds numerous degrees from numerous prestigious academic institutions like Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, the London School of Economics, the University of Exeter, and is a graduate of the William Alanson White Institute with specialties in Tudor history, Christopher Marlowe, Shakespeare and Performance, sociology and anthropology, dramaturgical theory, structuralist analysis, and the social scientific study of literature and the media. Over the last 30 years he has been employed as a cognitive scientist, working on the restructuring of the communications industry and inventing new industry models -link
And he is pro-Jewish!

JEWESS: So, you’re not yourself Jewish, are you?
HUDSON: Although I not now a practicing Jew, my mother was a hidden child in Germany during the war but did not bring me up as Jewish. On coming to New York I was for some years a member of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun under Rabbi Marshall Meyer until his untimely death. I have also studied with Rabbi David Silber and the traditional approach to reading Torah is invaluable in reading the Shakespearean plays which use many of the same compositional features.

Gospel of Matthew as a Parody of Torah

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