Maryam: A Woman of Bethlehem

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Maryam: A Woman of Bethlehem

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Maryam: A Woman of Bethlehem is based on thirty interviews with Christians and Muslims who live and work in Bethlehem, Palestine; among them students, theologians, grandmothers, and activists. The interviewees speak of Mary as a protectress, a Palestinian mother, a childhood devotion, and icon of resistance. Performed at Dar Annadwa in Bethlehem, the play toured eight towns in Occupied Palestine, prompting reflection about the diverse perspectives of Mary and the un-interrogated role of gender in Palestinian religious, cultural and political life. The play is performed by two actresses who play twenty-two characters. The published play is in English and Arabic.

DOI

10.5325/ecumenica.12.2.0083

Publication Date

2019

Publisher

Ecunemica

Disciplines

History of Religions of Western Origin | Playwriting

SelectedWorks Profiles

Victoria Rue

Maryam: A Woman of Bethlehem

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