Wednesday, June 20

Death Song

The AlSeraya theatre in Jaffa (part of the Arab Hebrew theatre) currently presents "Death Song" (in Arabic) by the Egyptian playwright Tawfik AlHakim, directed and Oleg Radovilsky.

The play tells the story of a widow, whose husband was murdered, when their son was 2 years old.
Finally the son, now grown up, returns home from his religious studies at the Islamic university.

His mother welcomes him by giving him a knife, to carry out her long planned revenge.

However, the son's religious studies have transformed him into a peace loving, deeply religious man, not interested in taking another person's life.

Beyond anger and shame, the mother gives the knife to a cousin, with tragic results.






5 comments:

Luke said...

If she would have stabbed the murderer right after her husband was killed, her son would not feel bad after all those years, she would have had a life after leaving jail, and most important, this play would be all over in five minutes.

yudit said...

1. her son didn't feel bad all those years
2. have you seen the play?
SHOULD it be over in 5 minutes?

Luke said...

1. If you return from religious school after all those years and your mum hands you a knife to do your "task" , how would you feel.
2. Does one have to endure 2 hours of exaggerated gestures and a dose of yelling to understand what it is all about?
An eye for an eye ..........

yudit said...

it appears you have not actually seen the performance, or you would know that there is little yelling and it is a lot shorter than 2 hours....

Perdix said...

Women and knives allways has been a bad combination!