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Bibil Identifier bibil:246819
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Theater of the Holy: Performative Elements of Late Ancient Hymnography
Author Lieber, Laura S.
Journal Harvard Theological Review (Volume: 108, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Language English
Pages 327-355 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract A script is merely an artifact until a performer brings it to life; a text is a starting point, despite the fact that its finality suggests a destination. With works that were meant to be performed in some fashion (however generously understood “performance” may be), the dynamic relationship between performer and audience shapes and even defines their reception; such works, fully expressed, are visual, auditory, and kinetic. The written word may mediate this relationship, shaping the arc of the narrative and the words of the characters, but it is performance that gives the narrative life and the characters voices and bodies.
DOI 10.1017/S001781601500022X
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Literature
Pericopes Lamentations 3,48
Psalms 137,3-137,4
Genres Modern Translation
Links Online document (HTML, English)
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