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Friday, 12 June 2009

Caryl Churchill's Gaza play in Tel Aviv

David Horovitch in Seven Jewish Children

You can watch a video extract of Seven Jewish Children, the Caryl Churchill play about Gaza, that's causing an uproar. It has now played in Hebrew in Tel Aviv, while the BBC has "declined to commission" a radio production of it.

Guardian's Michael Billington gives it four stars

Analysing the charge of anti-semitism.

Tony Kushner in The Nation on Churchill's play.

Read the full text of Seven Jewish Children at the Guardian.

4 comments:

ModernityBlog said...

ye gods, pushing that nasty little racist play, Seven Little Children

Can't you even SEE the racism in that play???

Selma said...

Watched the vid and found it very emotional and powerful. Dont know what Modernity is on about unles to point out the racism of the Isreali state exposed by this excellent play.

christine cox said...

I didn't find it racist in the least. I felt it reflected so many opposing views and emotions felt by people suffering and displayed brilliantly the switch we all make through fear, anger, hatred and a desperate need to understand. The focus of what the little girl should be told about her history, her family, her country, her people was an incredibly moving device and that struggle could be transfered to any family in any place of conflict. Brilliant. Watch with an open mind and you'll see the truth. Watch with a closed mind and you will only see what you decide to see.

christine cox said...

I didn't find it racist in the least. I felt it reflected so many opposing views and emotions felt by people suffering and displayed brilliantly the switch we all make through fear, anger, hatred and a desperate need to understand. The focus of what the little girl should be told about her history, her family, her country, her people was an incredibly moving device and that struggle could be transfered to any family in any place of conflict. Brilliant. Watch with an open mind and you'll see the truth. Watch with a closed mind and you will only see what you decide to see.

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