New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656

DOI: 10.5040/9781580818513.01

Duration: 1:40:23

  • 001_Introduction.mp3 0:01:00
  • 002_Act One Part One.mp3 0:11:38
  • 003_Act One Part Two.mp3 0:10:47
  • 004_Act One Part Three.mp3 0:23:52
  • 005_Act Two Part One.mp3 0:06:52
  • 006_Act Two Part Two.mp3 0:04:01
  • 007_Act Two Part Three.mp3 0:26:32
  • 008_Act Two Part Four.mp3 0:07:35
  • 009_Credits.mp3 0:01:18
  • 010_Interview with Prof. Steven Nadler.mp3 0:06:48

As a young Jewish man in 17th century Amsterdam, Baruch de Spinoza excelled as a theological student; but as he encountered free-thinking Protestants, atheists, and radicals in this relatively tolerant city, he began to question his religion and the nature of God. As a result, he was branded a heretic and faced excommunication.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:

Matthew Wolf as Baruch de Spinoza

Edward Asner as Abraham van Valkenburgh

Richard Easton as Saul Levi Mortera

Andrea Gabriel as Clara

Arye Gross as Ben Israel

Amy Pietz as Rebekah

James Wagner as Simon de Vries

Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.

Featuring: Ed Asner, Richard Easton, Andrea Gabriel, Arye Gross, Amy Pietz, James Wagner, Matthew Wolf

From New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656

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LA Theatre Works

David Ives

ISBN: 9781580818513

Series: L.A. Theatre Works

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