All posts tagged You Will Not Play Wagner

Reigniting the Wagner debate

The play You Will Not Play Wagner is set around the controversy of playing the music of German composer Richard Wagner in Israel, due to his Nazi sympathies. You Will Not Play Wagner challenges the audience, writes theatre reviewer Brad Syke.

Can one play Wagner with a clear conscience?

Can a composer who died in 1883 – six years before Hitler was born – be damningly identified with his country’s genocide of the Jewish people? writes Vic Alhadeff.

Playing up the Wagner debate

'You Will Not Play Wagner' is set in Tel Aviv, where Ya’akov, a young Israeli upstart played by Benedict Wall, causes a storm by selecting to perform Wagner in the finals of an international competition for conductors.