The Banality of Love

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Historical Play

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The complex relationship between Hanna Arendt and Martin Heidegger, from their first encounter as student and teacher in 1924 to their meeting after the war in 1950. Their story raises ethical questions about how politics and philosophy relate to real life. In the background is the one-sided love affair between German Jews and the German culture as an echo of the one-sided love affair between Arendt and Heidegger.

2007 Bonn, Germany
2008 Dortmund and Munster, Germany
2010 Uppsala, Sweden and Ulm, Germany
2011 Vienna, Austria
2011 Helsinki, Finland
2011 Istanbul, Turkey
2013 Warsaw, Poland

The characters

Female: 2 Male: 4 Total: 6

Young Hanna Arendt 18-27
Old Hanna Arendt 44-69
Martin Heidegger, 35-60
Michael Ben-Shaked, 35
Raphael Mendelson 18-23 (Michael Ben-Shaked’s father, performed by the same actor)


The Israeli Academy Awards - Best Play of the Year 2009, for: The Banality of Love



2009 / 01 / 30 Beit Lessin Theatre director: אבישי מילשטיין

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