Dan Almagor

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Dan Almagor

Dan Almagor (born 1935) is an Israeli playwright who has adapted and translated over a hundred plays for the Hebrew stage, including Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors", "Fiddler on the Roof," "The King and I," "My Fair Lady" and "Guys and Dolls".[1]

Almagor (born Dan Shmuel Elblinger) was born in Ramat Gan, Israel, but grew up in Rehovot. His father was an agronomist who left Warsaw for Palestine in 1923.[2]

His early songs, such as A Ballad for the Medic and Kol Ha’Kavod, celebrated Israeli macho culture and military heroism, but much of his later work is satiric and critical of Israeli society[3]