Uncovered

 

Presented as part of DRUNK! at The 14th Street Y, December 2016

Multimedia Performance created by Gil Sperling
Performed by K.L. Noah
Photo by Basil Rodericks

 

In reaction to Babylonian Talmud: Tractate Sanhedrin, Folios 70 a-b
“And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. And Ham the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon their shoulders, and went backward and covered the nakedness of their father, and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. With respect to the last verse, Rab and Samuel differ, one maintaining that he castrated him, whilst the other says that he sexually abused him. He who maintains that he castrated him, reasons thus; Since he cursed him by his fourth son, he must have injured him with respect to a fourth son.”