For the last 65 years, Israelis and Palestinians have lived in the tragic reality of war: two peoples living in the same land that both call "home," sharing fragments of everyday existence yet diverging in religion, history and interpretation of historical events. In this article, I present five Israeli theater productions based on three of Aristophanes' comedies: Acharnians, Peace and Lysistrata. Analyzing these performances within Israel's socio-political context enables me to examine how the dialogue that Israeli playwrights, directors, stage designers and actors carry on with Aristophanes enabled them to take an active part in ongoing political debates.
|Title of host publication||Ancient Comedy and Reception|
|Subtitle of host publication||Essays in Honor of Jeffrey Henderson|
|Number of pages||20|
|State||Published - 12 Dec 2013|