* 2007 Theology [ book of spectator]

... Dante page in Hamlet Dreams

From rg08

and theatre album [ pix ]

Oedipus : mini-theatre-history -- history.vtheatre.net

[...] dramaturgy

[ new page, sept. 2007 ]

King, Prince and God-Man in between

God-Man or Man-God?


Theology & Theatre

Ritual never dies : theatre as church

... "Virgin Mother of God" : wikipedia.org/wiki/Incest : New Adam and New Eve...

The Greeks -- in Ancient Egypt or Persia, brother–sister, father–daughter and mother–son relations were practiced.

Slavery, Family (pro-society) and Human sacrafising...

Why does sacrafising the sinless wash away the sins of the rest?

Read script.vtheatre.net/themes directory and pages

... or THR413 Playscript Analysis?

Book of Spectator?

[ not for this class, of course ]

* class07 (new) semiotics and symbols : chronotope = time and space [BC and AD sensitivity] ... Personal identity cannot exist without narrative coherence – without, that is to say, drama. Two sets of narratives make up the identity of Christ: a narrative of a human being among other human beings; and a narrative of the Son with the Father and the Spirit. The doctrine of the Trinity insists that these narratives are the same. A culture is necessarily dramatic: a story of persons and their relationships. Thus Christ may be understood as drama and as culture. This identification has implications for the liturgy of the church. [International Journal of Systematic Theology]

... "Students engaged vigorously with the contradictions surrounding the love / hate relationship between Christianity and theatre ..."

Oedipus and Hamlet with Christ in the Middle

-- Eat my flesh and drink my blood.

Said who?

The son, who is his own father...

Christianity and celebration of incest -- in order to overcome it. Celebration of death -- in order to control it.

Do I have to sin in order to repent?

Old question...


christ as dramatic hero

christianity : two millennia later

King, Prince, Man

"Adam" (concept) : Priest, Prophet, King

Second Adam

* crossroad from Oedipus to Godot

and cross

... http://novaonline.nvcc.edu/eli/spd130et/roman.htm#end Theatre : Antiquity [lecture notes]

wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ and variations

[ Distinctions between "Jesus," "Christ," and "God" ]

From Playwrights

DJ and Hamlet [ man as a mesuare of all things ].

Accusing the Christ Figure in Shakespearean Drama: Typological Imitations of Corpus Christi Cycle Trial Narratives

[ image ] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_depictions_of_Jesus

http://www.clas.ufl.edu/ipsa/journal/2005_paradis01.shtml#paradis01 "Le Suicidé:" Edouard Manet’s Modern Crucifixion : Holly Paradis
Manet [ pix ] "Visual Dramaturgy" [ topics for theatre majors ]

Two Heroes -- Objective for this Page: To analyze the similarities and differences between Hamlet and Oedipus.

... 4. Compare and contrast the personalities and situations of Hamlet and Oedipus. Which one over-reaches himself more (takes on an opponent he can't handle)? Which one is more incestuous? Which one is more effective in handling the problem he has to confront?

Gather evidence from the text of Oedipus the King and/or a movie version* , and the text or a movie version of Hamlet ** to defend your answer to any of these.

4.1 How does each protagonist's religious faith play a part in their actions and decisions? For example, what credibility do Oedipus and Hamlet place in their respective sources--Oedipus's oracle of Apollo and Hamlet's ghost? Which is the more reliable source and why?

4.2 What are the reasons that each of these two protagonists must find and destroy a king-killer? How are their missions similar and different, and how do the differences account for differences in their effectiveness?

4.3 Who has more at stake, Oedipus or Hamlet, in succeeding in his mission? Explain.

4.4 Who is Oedipus's primary opponent? Who is Hamlet's primary opponent? How do these opponents differ, and how do these differences impact on the protagonists' effectiveness?

4.5 Which protagonist, Oedipus or Hamlet, emerges in the end as more "victorious"? Explain.

4.6 What’s the significance of the scene in the graveyard where Hamlet examined the skull of Yorick, former court jester and play pal?

[ suggestions for midterm papers ]