Nathan the wise

             Nathan the wise is a play in which the main conflict is about religion. The production of Nathan the wise was done by George Mason University in coordination with the Egyptian embassy. We did not watch that production live instead we saw a video of that production.
             Nathan the wise has complicated characters that are placed in difficult situations which are in conflict with the religions of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. We as an audience know Saladin wishes that he can better the world with his laws. Throughout the play we the audiences wonder whether the conflict between the religions will be ended with the love Rekha and Kurt Von Stouffen. We also question if the patriarch is really trying to preserve the truce or end it as quickly as possible.
             As the play begins, Saladin enters the stage as a merciful ruler. He is accompanied by his sister. Saladin saves the life of a templar; his name is Kurt Von Stouffen. That templar then in turn saves a life of a Jew named Rekha. This play caused me to actually think about what was going on in the play on a conscious level and subtle level. Kurt has caused Nathan (Rekha's father) to think that Kurt is a very kind man who saved the life of a person not a Jew. Instead, Kurt denies saving Rekha's life he said that if he knew it was a Jew he would have not stopped to help but Nathan believes otherwise. This play becomes much more interesting the director constructs an interesting tension between the characters that is supported by a set that accompanies the actions the characters take during the play. The fire symbolizes danger. The stage is furnished with lavish furniture that is reminiscent of dynasty in which Arabs had control of much of the known world. The costumes was the last piece of non-verbal information that was given to us as an audience that helped us place a mental image inside of our heads illustrating to us the setting and place, and the position characters...

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