The Israeli playwright who foresaw the illusion - and arrogance - of Israel's might
Even before the hostilities erupted in 1973, Joshua Sobol's plays were dealing with the Israeli army's sense of being undefeatable.
On October 5, 1973, a day before the Yom Kippur War broke out, the final dress rehearsal was held at the Haifa Municipal Theater for Joshua Sobol’s “Sylvester 72” (“New Year’s Eve 72”). The play was scheduled to premier the following night, but Sobol and all the male actors were called to their reserve units in the interim. When the war broke out, the show was canceled; Sobol...
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