Israel's Theatre of Confrontation
Following Israel's victory in the "Six-Day War" a sense of jubilation permeated Israeli society. Far from participating in that mood, Israeli playwrights took an aggressively critical stance, objecting that life in Israel was becoming misguidedly hedonistic as a result of that success and was straying from the ideals on which the country was founded. Following a brief look at the national context, several important plays confronting Israeli theater-goers are traced over the following years with special attention to the 1983-84 season, in an attempt to explain the point of view of selected playwrights as well as that of the public and incensed officials.
Emanuel Rubin. "Israel's Theatre of Confrontation" World Literature Today (1986).
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