Cloth $99.95 ISBN: 9781906497064 Published November 2009 World sales rights except India
Paper $24.95 ISBN: 9781906497057 Published November 2009 World sales rights except India

Wanderers

And Other Israeli Plays

Sharon Aronson-Lehavi

Sharon Aronson-Lehavi

Distributed for Seagull Books

Series Editor: Carol Martin
314 pages | 20 halftones | © 2009
Cloth $99.95 ISBN: 9781906497064 Published November 2009 World sales rights except India
Paper $24.95 ISBN: 9781906497057 Published November 2009 World sales rights except India
An anthology of seven contemporary Israeli plays, written by established and emerging Israeli playwrights and theatre creators. The collection offers a look into the variety of Israeli drama, theatre, and performance, reflecting central questions of identity in Israeli society. The anthology will include a substantive introduction discussing the theatrical contexts of the plays and some of the major issues that Israeli society deals with nowadays, an overview of the dramatic and theatrical work of the playwrights and an analysis of the plays. Joshua Sobol's Wanderers is a reconstruction of the life story of an Israeli double agent who goes through an identity crisis; Hanoch Levin's Walking in the Dark is an existentialist play about the Walking Man who takes a late-night walk in the city, unable to decide whether to visit his sick mother or not. The city and the night turn into the endless space of the mind; Yossefa Even-Shoshan's The Maiden of Ludmir examines the place of women within orthodox texts and social structures; Taher Najib's In Spitting Distance tells the story of an actor who lives in the West Bank but holds an Israeli passport and tries to fly from Paris to Tel Aviv one year after 9/11; Tamir Greenberg's Hebron depicts the mythic scale of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Ruth Kanner's Disgust is a documentary performance and search into the personal and social concept of 'disgust' and is based on interviews with passersby; and Tamar Raban and Guy Gutman's Old Wives' Tales is a performance piece that takes place in a real yet fictional patisserie.

Contents

Foreword

Carol Martin

 

Editor’s Acknowledgements

 

Introduction

Sharon Aronson-Lehavi

 

PART I: IDENTITIES IN/SIDES

 

Wanderers

Joshua Sobol

 

The Maiden of Ludmir: A Story of a Woman Who Asked for a Man’s Soul

Yosefa Even-Shoshan

 

In Spitting Distance

Taher Najib

 

PART II: MYTHICAL LANDSCAPES

 

Those Who Walk in the Dark: A Late-Night Spectacle

Hanoch Levin

 

Hebron

Tamir Greenberg

 

PART III: PERFORMANCES OF THE THRESHOLD

 

Disgust

Ruth Kanner

 

Old Wives’ Tale: Rise Woman and Make Us a Cake

Tamar Raban and Guy Gutman

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