A New English Translation of Hanoch Levin’s "Yaacobi and Leidental [Temporary title]" by Naaman Tammuz


The new translation of Levin’s comedy is available to read on the website.

Translator Naaman Tammuz has translated the play, "Yaacobi and Leidental [Temporary title]" by Hanoch Levin, into English, as part of a new project commissioned by the estate of Hanoch Levin.

The play was first staged in 1972 as a co-production of the Tzavta Theatre and The Cameri Theatre, and was the first that Levin directed himself.

Participating in the production were Albert Cohen in the role of Yaacobi, Yosef Carmon in the role of Leidental, and Zaharia Harifai, who played the role of Ruth Shekhash.


Pictured: from the debut production of the play | photo by Yisrael Hermati, courtesy of The Cameri Theatre Archives