Eli: A Mystery Play of the Sufferings of Israel [Eli: Ein Mysterienspiel vom Leiden Israels]

Author(s): Nelly Sachs
A poetic, symbolic drama structured in the style of a medieval miracle play which deals with the search for the killer of the Jewish child Eli by one of God’s 36 hidden righteous individuals (in Hebrew Tzadikim Nistarim).
Format: Drama
Cast Size:22M/11F
Notes:

For additional reading, see Gene A. Plunka, Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp. 94–101.

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, 1981
Nationality of Author: German
Original Language: German
Publisher:

In Plays of the Holocaust: An International Anthology by Elinor Fuchs,  editor, Theatre Communications Group, 1993

Experience(s) Chronicled: Allegoric or Metaphoric Representations

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