The Golem, Methuselah, and Shylock: Plays by Edward Einhorn
My new book of plays is out! Also, my new Oz book
(The Living House of Oz) is out. The book of plays
isn't quite as in line with MythSoc interests, but I
thought some of you might be into it.
Here's all the information:
THE GOLEM, METHUSELAH, AND SHYLOCK:
Plays by Edward Einhorn
Three full length plays plus a one-act about legendary
Edward Einhorn blends absurdist humor with philosophy
in these critically acclaimed plays.
Golem Stories retells the legend of a clay man in 16th
century Prague. Rabbi Loew creates a Golem to defend
the Jews, but this Golem seems more interested in
listening to the Rebbetsin's stories and falling in
love with the Rabbi's daughter. Is he the reincarnated
spirit of her murdered lover? Or does his childlike
façade hide the face of a demon?
In The Living Methuselah, the world's oldest man has
lived through the Flood, the Plague, Sodom and
Gomorrah, Pompeii, and his own extremely poor
judgment, thanks to his wife Serach, the world's
oldest woman. Now age and a poor health regimen have
caught up with him, and the doctor tells him he won't
make it past the end of the play. Afflicted with every
disease known to man, Methuselah fights on, flashing
back in his delirium to former disasters and
fantasizing about having handmaidens. Will he survive?
It ain't necessarily so.
Antonio says that Shylock was a capitalist. Jessica
says that he was a Freudian nightmare. Tubal says he
was a good Jew. Whom is Jacob Levy to believe? Perhaps
Hamlet can guide him. Although this Hamlet seems to be
a woman. In A Shylock, a mild mannered professor is
taken on a tour of Shakespeare's Venice, as he tries
to find his own answer to Shylock's legacy.
And in One-Eyed Moses and the Churning Red Sea, Rabbi
Tzipporah Finestein is having dreams that Moses is a
pirate captain, battling Pharaoh on the high seas. Are
they nightmares, or more? Two congregants may be the
key to an answer.
Trade Paper: $14.95, ISBN 0-9770197-0-5
Hardcover (laminate): $24.95, ISBN 0-9770197-1-3
Buy it online from Amazon, or send a check to Untitled
Theater Company #61 at 2373 Broadway, #802, New York,
NY 10024. Please include your address and $4.50 for
shipping/handling (email us at utc61@... for
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information. To read a the first review of the book
to be released, go to
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