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Between Jerusalem and Athens: Israeli Theatre and the Classical Tradition

Nurit Yaari


How does a theatrical tradition emerge in the fields of dramatic writing and artistic performance? Can a culture, in which theatre played no part in the past, create a theatrical tradition in real time—and how? What was the contribution of classical Greek drama to the evolution of Israeli theatre? How do political and social conditions affect the encounter between cultures—and what role do they play in creating a theatre with a distinctive identity? This book, the first of its kind, attempts to answer these and other questions, by examining the reception of classical Greek drama in the Israeli ... More

Keywords: Israeli theatre, classical tradition, reception, encounter between cultures, Greek drama

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198746676
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198746676.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nurit Yaari, author
Professor of Theatre Studies in the Department of Theatre Arts, The David and Yolanda Katz Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University