Israel in Therapy: Society Under the Influence of TV Series
Spring 2021 not offered
The course deals with the prototypes of the Israeli character as they appear in the original Israeli TV series In Treatment, and other Israeli TV series, such as Florentine and A Touch Away. We will compare the structure and the characters of the series to other dramatic Israeli series, examine the appearance of the characters, and discuss the similarities and differences between the roles they perform. In addition, we will examine the role of television drama series as a tool to define and characterize our societies, and also look over the five characters that appear in the first season of In Treatment, define them, and examine the five prototypes of the Israeli character they represent.
The instructor is the co-creator and head screenwriter of the original version of the TV series In Treatment as well as the Center for Jewish Studies distinguished Visiting Professor.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion
|Grading Mode: Graded
|Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CJST-MN)(FILM-MN)
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Students will create and design a character they choose to develop, as the new Israeli Character. As a final project, students will "take to therapy" the character they have created and write an imaginary episode of In Treatment.
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