Play book


Creator: Lyala Khan

Date Created: 8th February, 2017

Name of document: Play Book

Location: East Hall, Oberlin College

Context: This is the play book for an Oberlin college play called “Denial”

Potential Relevance: This play is about an author who writes Holocaust Denial books. There is a case put against him in court that claims he is spreading false and instigating material. Ultimately he is defended by a Jewish lawyer who argues that even though what the author is writing is false and delusional, he still has the right to write it. The play examines the complex issues relating to the limits of “freedom of speech and expression”.