You are hereHome › Department Collections › Performance and Spirituality: 2010-2015 (Archive) › Transformations of Religious Performativity Style American Medical Association (JAMA)APAChicago 16 - author-dateChicago 17IEEEModern Language Association (MLA)National Library of Medicine Choose the citation style. Search for this publication on Google Scholar Aronson-Lehavi, S. (2009). Transformations of Religious Performativity: Sacrificial Figures in Modern Experimental Theatre. Performance and Spirituality, 3(2). Transformations of Religious Performativity Details Type journal article Title Transformations of Religious Performativity: Sacrificial Figures in Modern Experimental Theatre Contributor(s) Aronson-Lehavi, Sharon (author)(editor)(translator) Located In Performance and Spirituality ISSN 2157-4049 Volume 3 Issue 2 Date 2009 Use/Reproduction In Copyright Abstract This essay examines three modern experimental theatre performances, created in different cultural contexts, places, times, and styles, in which a Crucifixion scene is reenacted. Lothar Shcreyer's 1920 expressionist ritual-performance Crucifixion (Kreuzigung), Israeli playwright Hanoch Levin's 1981 The Sorrows of Job (Yisurei Iyov), and Adrienne Kennedy's 1991 Motherhood 2000, belong to a broad phenomenon of modern and contemporary experimental theatre performances, in which religious icons, texts, or concepts are directly referred to and represented within a non-religious artistic context. Such theatre performances demonstrate the tensions and interrelations between secularism and religious cultural heritage and reveal the ways in which religious themes and icons remain loaded sites of meaning within a secular cultural context. The essay articulates performative characteristics of Crucifixion episodes, by creating a comparison between late medieval Crucifixion episodes and the modern examples.