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The article attempts to depict the experience of melancholy in family dramas by an Israeli
playwright Hanoch Levin. With regard to the themes plays can be divided into dramas of “lonely
hearts,” “family relationships,” and “neighborhood.” What is common to these three groups of
dramas is the gallery of the same personae — melancholy men: depressed, detached subjects,
deprived of any possibility of symbolization. Firstly, melancholy appears to be a general condition
of the depicted world; secondly, it is deeply related to the inner dramas of the personae of the
drama — their embodiment and their perception of the world.
The basic purpose of this article is to provide an analysis of the selected issues in the context
of psychoanalytical readings of melancholy, especially Freud’s as well as Kristeva’s works.