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The GOLEM, Man of Earth A Play

Rubenstein, Howard

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ISBN 10: 1929468121 / ISBN 13: 9781929468126
Published by Granite Hills Press
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Title: The GOLEM, Man of Earth A Play

Publisher: Granite Hills Press


Book Condition:Very Good

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Legend has it that a golem was a man-made man created from earth by kabbalistic magic to protect the Jews against the consequences of the historic blood libel. The blood libel was a lie that said that the Jews killed gentile children to obtain blood for their Passover celebration. The libel incited the Christian community to rise up against the Jews, set fire to their homes, and commit murders, massacres, and pogroms against them. In Howard Rubenstein's play, the questions arise, Will the golem succeed in its mission as protector? Can a golem ever succeed?

About the Author:

Howard Rubenstein is a physician-playwright. He was born in Chicago in 1931, received a B.A. from Carleton College in 1953, and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1957. He practiced medicine until 2000. Rubenstein's translation of Aeschylus' *Agamemnon* is acclaimed, and a videotaped performance in 1997 by the Granite Hills Acting Workshop (GHAW) was requested by Oxford University, England, where it has been placed in the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama. Rubenstein's translation/ adaptation of Euripides' *The Trojan Women* was also produced by the GHAW and was the most decorated show of the 2000-2001 San Diego theater season (San Diego Playbill). Rubenstein's play *Brothers All* was produced in 2006 at 6th @ Penn Theatre, San Diego. And an experimental version of *The Golem, Man of Earth* was also produced in 2006 at 6th @ Penn. Rubenstein has also written an epic in free verse titled *Maccabee* (2004). All of Rubenstein's works are available on Howard Rubenstein and his wife, Judith, make their home in San Diego.

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