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    Reader comments on A Ritual of Faith

    Subject: This play needs a footnote
    Date: Jun 26, 2006
    Sender: RebeccaPrevious

    Although I have not seen this play, I do know that the synopsis is the book "The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara". Did he think that no one would know, or did he actually cite that he based this play on actual events. Edgardo Mortara was baptised by his nanny when he was about one year old, and was kidnapped by the Catholic Church when he was 8 years old. He grew up under the guardianship of the church and became a priest. He was actually one of the most successful convertists of the Jews to Christianity. This is based on fact, I just hope he didn't plagerize it....

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    I liked this play, it was entertaining and provoked intellectual debate...as we see from the reviews. Religion has always stirred emotion....wars are often fought in the name of them...and bringing this history to the forefront is good...while we also get an evening's worth of entertainment. It's good Brad Levinson doesn't let this topic slip by us...the same as it's good the American Indians remind us of how the white man took his land. Most all religions and races have been on both sides of the fence when it comes to being persecuted (Weren't alot of Jesus' disciples executed? Look at the different factions of Muslims in Iraq we are reading about today who have been killing each other...then there's Northern Ireland). A fine job by the cast in their stereocast roles- but we KNOW that's how they're being cast...that's what brings important history to people (the theater audience) who don't consider themselves much interested in history...until it strikes a chord.






    Comment index:

  • I haven't seen this play, so ...   from Gavin><br> E-mail, Mar 16, 2003
  • THIS IS A NO TALENT SHOW!!!   from waldo, Apr 24, 2003
  • THE SUBJECT MATTER   from Brian, in response to Waldo, Apr 26, 2003
  • A Ritual of Faith   from Peter, Apr 26, 2003
  • » This play needs a footnote «   from Rebecca, Jun 26, 2006
  • I haven't seen this play, so ...   from Gavin><br> E-mail, Mar 16, 2003
  • THIS IS A NO TALENT SHOW!!!   from waldo, Apr 24, 2003
  • THE SUBJECT MATTER   from Brian, in response to Waldo, Apr 26, 2003
  • A Ritual of Faith   from Peter, Apr 26, 2003
  • » This play needs a footnote «   from Rebecca, Jun 26, 2006