The Golem by H. Leivick
Adapted by David Fishelson
“Did you allow me to create and command / Only that I might see my insignificance and my sin?”
Directed by Katherine Owens
October 30, 2010 at The Dallas Museum of Art
A 1921 “dramatic poem in eight scenes” by H. Leivick drenched in the magic and mystery of the Kabbala, The Golem retells the legend of a sixteenth-century Rabbi who defies God by molding a huge clay figure to defend the Jewish community from attack. This archetypal legend dating back to the 16th century formed the basis for many tales of man-made creatures gone awry including Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.