Golda is a 1977 play in two acts by American playwright William Gibson (1914-2008) . It explores Golda Meir  in this multi-character work , which was produced on Broadway with Anne Bancroft in the title role. It follows the trajectory of Meir's life from Russian immigrant to American schoolteacher to a leader of international politics as the fourth Prime Minister of Israel. Much of its focus is on the period surrounding the 1973 Yom Kippur War, when Israel was attacked by Egypt and Syria.
Published by Samuel French, 1978.
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Performance history in South Africa
1978: Staged by PACT in the Breytenbach Theatre in Pretoria and the Alexander Theatre in Johannesburg, directed by Leonard Schach, with Kenneth Hendel, Don Lamprecht, Thelma Ruby, Bobby Heaney, Anthony James, Ron Smerczak, George Jackson, Paddy Canavan, Molly Seftel, Michelle Fine and others.
PACT theatre programme, 1978.
Pretoria News 7 July 1978.
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