Both are responses to a fragmenting of an integrated whole of religious meaning; in case of Talmud destruction of the temple cult by Romans, in case of Shakespeare destruction of Catholic Church in England by reformation. Shakespeare’s essential strategy is shamanism : death of tragic hero through taking logic of subjectivity to its limit — the individual in the theater dies so each member of the community doesn’t have to. Talmudic strategy is communal survival through law, family and dialogue. Both involve resacralizing a humble space: theater in one case home in the other. Each is the others shadow, it’s unexpressed.