Gospel truth? Brenton's 'Paul' and the bible

Baker, J.H. 2007. Gospel truth? Brenton's 'Paul' and the bible. New Theatre Quarterly. 23 (3), pp. 264-271.

TitleGospel truth? Brenton's 'Paul' and the bible
AuthorsBaker, J.H.
Abstract

In his play Paul, first staged at the National Theatre in 2005, Howard Brenton attempted a dramatic portrayal of one of the most influential and controversial figures in human history, the man many regard as the ‘founder’ of Christianity. In this article John Baker explores the complex relationship between Brenton's Paul and his Biblical counterpart, and asks what drew an avowed atheist and socialist to a dramatic consideration of a religious leader often condemned as authoritarian, anti-Semitic and misogynistic.

KeywordsPaul, Brenton, Bible
JournalNew Theatre Quarterly
Journal citation23 (3), pp. 264-271
ISSN0266-464X
YearAug 2007
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1017/S0266464X07000164
Publication dates
PublishedAug 2007

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