Don’t Mess With the Dress: Politics, Performance and Patriarchy in the Book of Esther

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“One Night with the King” (2006)
“One Night with the King” (2006)

Welcome to an evening of study! We will begin at 8 p.m. with schmoozing and light refreshments, and with study commencing at 8:30 p.m. sharp.

Topics will include:

  • “When the King is a Fool: A Political Reading of the Book of Esther”  with Yehudah Mirsky of Brandeis University
  • “Between the Scepter and the Crown: The Tricky Game of Gender and Power – A Feminist Reading of the Book of Esther” presented by Tamar Biala, author of “Dirshuni-Midreshei Nashim, Volume 2”
  • “To Spiel or Not to Spiel: Using the Play to Catch the Conscience of the King – A Theatrical Reading of the Book of Esther” led by Steven Goldstein from the New England Conservatory of Music

Registration is first-come, first-served. Space is limited, so please register here.

This event is free. In the spirit of Purim, we ask that you donate to IAC Care.

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Monday, February 26, 2018, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Israeli American Council - Boston
1320 Centre St
Newton, MA 02459
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