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Christopher Fry’s Old Testament drama and replacement theology

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posted on 08.09.2017, 13:24 by Mary Brewer
Christopher Fry’s plays have been studied mainly in the context of verse drama, and where religious discourse in Fry’s work has been considered, the focus has been on how it relates to streams of Christian theology, namely mainstream Protestantism (Church of England) or Quakerism. Thus, extant criticism neglects to consider the significance of The Firstborn’s source text in terms of its Jewishness. This article explores the play within the context of Semitic discourse in modern Britain and demonstrates how Fry’s restaging of the Exodus story in The Firstborn serves to forward Christian replacement theology.

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  • The Arts, English and Drama

Department

  • English and Drama

Published in

Modern Drama

Citation

BREWER, M.F., 2018. Christopher Fry’s Old Testament drama and replacement Theology. Modern Drama, 61(4), pp. 526–544.

Publisher

University of Toronto Press

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Modern Drama and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.3138/md.61.4.0896.

Acceptance date

31/05/2017

Publication date

2018-11-20

ISSN

0026-7694

eISSN

1712-5286

Language

en

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