Israeli Performers and the Edinburgh festival: A Personal View
Also published in the Scottish Review on 27 August 2014
Jerusalem's Incubator Theatre company
This year's theme for the Edinburgh International Festival – 'War' – was more apposite than planned, disturbed as the city was this summer by the rumble of distant guns.
The Fringe, which took shape along with the festival in the years after the second world war, is an open access event, with every church hall and pub backroom being turned into a venue, along with temporary pop-ups, from the glamorous 'Famous Spiegeltent' to a tiny two-man housing the Thermos Museum. This year someone even put on a one-woman show in a Fiat, luckily a stationary one.