Purim Spiel and Purim Group Talk

Greenfields, Margaret, Knan, Surat Shaan, Kochberg, Searle and Milne, E J (2016) Purim Spiel and Purim Group Talk. [Video]

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These documentaries are the third and fourth in our sequence of LGBTQI-Jewish ‘ritual year’ films. The third film captures a re-production of a musical ‘Purim Spiel’, replete with references to London topography and gay (male) life. The Purim Spiel shown in this film was first written and performed by a group of Gay Jewish men at the height of the 1980s AIDS crisis and as such it can be seen as an act of defiant laughter which incorporates both Jewish and Gay (predominantly camp) performative identities, subverting still further the transgressive, subversive Festival of Purim in which the world is turned ‘upside down’ and during which cross-dressing is permitted, an act which in traditional Judaism is usually completely forbidden.

Item Type: Video
Keywords: Purim Spiel, LGBTQI, Jewish, Faith
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2018 13:07
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2018 13:07
URI: https://bnu.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17516

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