An event celebrating the work of one of Israel’s leading dramatists, Hanoch Levin, to mark the publishing of Hanoch Levin: Collected Plays Volumes 1, 2 and 3 from Oberon Books.
Chaired by director David Lan with speaker contributions from director Ari Folman and director and playwright Amir Nizar Zuabi. The introduction will be from Lilian Barreto (actress and director of the Hanoch Levin Estate) and the event will also include readings by actors from Levin's work.
Hanoch Levin, by almost general consent, is Israel's greatest playwright.
He was born in Tel Aviv in 1943 and studied at Tel Aviv University. His work includes comedies, tragedies, and satirical cabarets, most of which he directed himself. He received numerous theatre awards both in Israel and abroad and his plays have been staged around the world. Levin died of cancer on August 18, 1999. He continued to work even in the hospital, nearly to his last day, but didn’t have time to finish the staging of his play The Lamenters. During his lifetime he composed sixty-three plays and directed twenty-two of them. His plays, treating universal themes largely surpassing Israeli or Jewish realities, have been translated into over twenty languages.