Play by aaron posner based on the novel of the same name by chaim potok lyric stage company boston, ma directed by scott edmiston with jason schuchman (asher lev), anne gottlieb (woman), joel colodner (man) february 11 – march 12. Potok was an accomplished painter, in addition to being a writer and a rabbi in a fascinating intersection between art and life, potok himself created brooklyn crucifixion, a painting central to the heartrending climax of my name is asher lev brooklyn crucifixion (shown at left) hung in potok's home.
First, i adored the earlier book, my name is asher lev (1972) i think it is, without exaggeration, a profound statement on the integrity of the artist second, everyone told me that the sequel, the gift of asher lev (1990), wasn't very good well, it wasn't as good as the first, but it wasn't that bad, either i still found it absorbing,.
A summary of chapter 14 in chaim potok's my name is asher lev his emotion , he has appropriated his family history for his own use, altering it, changing the story of his father's great-great-grandfather to attribute new motivations to him the depiction of asher's family in a crucifix is a major achievement for asher. Then how would naked lunch, animal farm, and my name is asher lev make a good comparative research paper thereõs no magic involved really to solve this perplexity one must think like chaim potok who said that no feeling, no thought, and no sensibility cannot be tapped or explored and revealed ( abramson 59.
In 1972 my name is asher lev appeared, a novel about a hasidic painter as a young man in conflict with his family and his religious community he writes about these modern achievements with great enthusiasm and succeeds remarkably well in making them exciting for us, however complex they actually are yet he is. The protagonists of chaim potok's novels—the chosen, the promise, and now my name is asher lev—follow a common career in the course of the narrative they are while the orthodox-jewish community has given birth to great painters, musicians, and writers, it has not encouraged, nurtured, or sustained them in their.
My name is asher lev is a novel by chaim potok, an american author and rabbi the book's protagonist is asher lev, a hasidic jewish boy in new york city asher is a loner with artistic inclinations his art, however, causes conflicts with his family and other members of his community the book follows asher's maturity as. Potok, chaim: book my name is asher lev by c potok revd by g davenport mr potok builds a strong and moving drama out of the tensions between the hasidic and orthodox jews in brooklyn yeshi voth, between fathers and sons, ancient and modern ideas of faith and ritual, and between jews and the. One of the greatest challenges in our program, which is based on making art, is how to educate students about the history of art you know the story - there aren't enough hours in the day to my surprise, my name is asher lev turned out to be an excellent vehicle to expose students to a number of artists and key ideas in art.
By aaron posner, adapted from the novel by chaim potok the play begins with a self-introduction: “my name is asher lev” this is he reveals to us stories about his debut in new york art galleries, and his travels to europe to study the works of the great painters he tells us that he had already painted.