Drama And Ideology In Modern Israel by Glenda AbramsonDrama And Ideology In Modern Israel by Glenda Abramson

Drama And Ideology In Modern Israel

byGlenda Abramson

Paperback | April 20, 2006

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Many political plays have been written in Israel over the past fifty years, and they are perceived, by audiences and critics, as major interventions in political debate. In this first full-length study Glenda Abramson shows that Israeli drama has been at the center of public controversies on many topics, including the ethical basis of Zionism, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the wars and the Holocaust. Hanokh Levin, Yehoshua Sobol, Yosef Mundi and Miriam Kainy are among the playwrights examining Zionism as it affects contemporary Israeli society.
Title:Drama And Ideology In Modern IsraelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:April 20, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521025753

ISBN - 13:9780521025751


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The 'Enterprise' and its reinforcement in the drama of the 1950s; 2. Zionism on the stage: years of protest; 3. 'The Israeli-Palestinian War'; 4. Zionism on the stage: Sobol's case; 5. Hero's end; 6. The issue of religion; 7. The political uses of the Holocaust; 8. The Holocaust as political analogy; 9. Metaphor and mythology; 10. The vision of Hanokh Levin; Afterword; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Drama and Ideology is an important book to English readers interested in Israeli culture and its historical transmutations...This is a comprehensive and clearly written book intended for students of the theater...Abramson's book presents a picture of a uniquely dynamic and problematic national theatre which certainly deserves a central place in the study of theater at large." Shofar Spring 2001