Landmark Yiddish Plays A Critical Anthology (S U N Y Series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture)

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Published by State University of New York Press .

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Subjects:

  • Drama texts, plays,
  • Literary theory,
  • Theater - History & Criticism,
  • Jewish,
  • Drama,
  • Performing Arts,
  • Plays,
  • Translations into English,
  • Anthologies (multiple authors),
  • Yiddish drama

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ContributionsJoel Berkowitz (Editor), Jeremy Asher Dauber (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages356
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7803618M
ISBN 100791467805
ISBN 109780791467800

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Wisse, author of The Modern Jewish Canon: A Journey through Language and Culture “This book presents these plays to English-speaking audiences for the first time.

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The introduction would be valuable as an independent work—it is the finest essay on the Yiddish theater currently available in English.”. — Ruth R. Wisse, author of The Modern Jewish Canon: A Journey through Language and Culture.

“This book presents these plays to English-speaking audiences for the first time. The translators of Landmark Yiddish [End Page ] Plays describe one play in their anthology as "a Jewish adaptation of Molière's Tartuffe " (13): Aaron Wolfssohn's Silliness and Sanctimony, written inwhich portrays a few eighteenth-century German Jews, rather than seventeenth-century Frenchmen, as religious hypocrites and zealots.

“‘Landmark Yiddish Plays’ is itself a landmark. It brings to English audiences expert and carefully annotated versions of some of the finest Yiddish plays produced.” — The Jewish Daily Forward “This is one of the freshest, liveliest works I have seen in contemporary Yiddish studies.

Landmark Yiddish Plays: A Critical Anthology. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, Softbound. Octavo, paper covers, viii, pp. Very Good. Item # ISBN: Includes the plays "Silliness and Sanctimony," Aaron Halle Wolfssohn, Landmark Yiddish Plays book, or, In Mourning for a Brother," Shloyme Ettinger, "The Two Kuni-Lemls," Avrom Goldfaden, Author: Joel Berkowitz.

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An Anthology of Modem Yiddish Literature (The Hague; Mouton, ); David Lifson, ed. selected yiddish plays Download Selected Yiddish Plays ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format.

Click Download or Read Online button to Selected Yiddish Plays book pdf for free now. A historian of the Yiddish theatre and translator of Yiddish drama, he is the author of Shakespeare on the American Yiddish Stage, editor of Yiddish Theatre: New Approaches, and co-editor of Landmark Yiddish Plays: A Critical Anthology and Inventing the Modern Yiddish.

He is the author of Shakespeare on the American Yiddish Stage, editor of Yiddish Theatre: New Approaches, and co-editor of Landmark Yiddish Plays: A Critical Anthology. Barbara Henry is associate professor of Russian literature in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and an affiliate of the Jewish studies program at the University.

Posted in Jewish Culture & Yiddish. Tagged 17th jewish culture festival music, An-sky, Culture, german jewish culture, Jewish Culture, landmark yiddish plays, Spinoza and the History of an Image, Yiddish, Yiddish-American Cultural Renaissance Post navigation. An English-language translation can be found in Joel Berkowitz and Jeremy Dauber, eds., Landmark Yiddish Plays: A Critical Anthology (Albany: SUNY Press, ), 81– 2 "Entertaining Yiddish Drama by Kadia Molodowsky Has Premiere at the President Theatre," New York Times, Octo Berkowitz, who teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is the author of Shakespeare on the American Yiddish Stage and coeditor (with Jeremy Dauber) of Landmark Yiddish Plays: A Critical Anthology.

Along with nine other Yiddish theater experts, he recently cofounded the Digital Yiddish Theater Project. On the play, see Joel Berkowitz and Jeremy Dauber, eds. and trans., Landmark Yiddish Plays: A Critical Anthology (Albany: State University of New York Press, ), 10–18 and Shmuel Feiner, The Origins of Jewish Secularization in Eighteenth-Century Europe, trans.

Chaya Naor (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, ), –On Halle Wolffsohn, see. Atran Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture Director Emeritus, Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem (Schocken Books, ), and, with Joel Berkowitz, Landmark Yiddish Plays ().

For twelve years, he co-edited. This was also the first Yiddish play that was produced in America in the early s, with teenager Boris Thomashefsky playing, in drag, the role of a poor orphaned : Donny Inbar.

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Penguin Books, • Anna Margolin, “Epitaph,” available here. • Anna Margolin, “Once I Was Young,” in The Penguin Book of Modern Yiddish Verse. • Malka Heifetz Tussman, “Water Without Sound,” in The Penguin Book of Modern Yiddish Verse.

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$ Yiddish Book Center Store. Yiddish theatre consists of plays written and performed primarily by Jews in Yiddish, the language of the Central European Ashkenazi Jewish community. The range of Yiddish theatre is broad: operetta, musical comedy, and satiric or nostalgic revues; melodrama; naturalist drama; expressionist and modernist plays.

At its height, its geographical scope was comparably. The Yiddish Book Center is a nonprofit organization that works to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating, and disseminating Yiddish books and p.

He is the author of Shakespeare on the American Yiddish Stage (), editor of Yiddish Theatre: New Approaches (), and co-editor and translator (with Jeremy Dauber) of Landmark Yiddish Plays: A Critical Anthology () and (with Barbara Henry) Inventing the Modern Yiddish Stage: Essays in Drama, Performance, and Show Business.

He is also the co-editor and -translator, with Joel Berkowitz, of Landmark Yiddish Plays (SUNY Press, ), an anthology of Yiddish drama.

He is also editor, with Barbara Mann, of Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History, a leading journal in the field of Jewish literature. Originally a Protestant Church, Judith shares the story of how a young Hungarian-Jewish immigrant named Charles Steiner purchased and altered the Lower East Side landmark, creating what would become a neighborhood theater for a generation of Yiddish immigrants.

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The Yiddish Book Center (National Yiddish Book Center), located on the campus of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States, is a cultural institution dedicated to the preservation of books in the Yiddish language, as well as the culture and history those books is one of ten western Massachusetts museums constituting the Museums10 Coordinates: 42°19′19″N 72°31′40″W /.

Yale School of Drama graduate student Rebeca Bayla Taichman will present as her thesis The People vs The God of Vengeance, her own take on Sholem Asch's controversial landmark play, God of. He has written Antonio’s Devils: Writers of the Jewish Enlightenment and the Birth of Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literature and co-edited and co-translated (with Joel Berkowitz) an anthology called Landmark Yiddish Plays.

He has also written a television and movie review column for the Christian Science Monitor. God, Man, and Devil is an anthology of five Yiddish plays in translation, plus two additional independent scenes, all written by well-known playwrights in the first quarter of the twentieth century.

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Berkowitz's book suggests that the Yiddish theater's attention to Shakespeare corresponds with the movement of the Yiddish-speaking Jews in America to establish cultural distinction and an artistic status comparable to the cultures of England, Germany, France, and Russia, for example.

This theatre on Commercial Road was one of the longest-surviving Yiddish theatres in the East End, staying open until when it would still produce Yiddish plays.

Maud and Cutler were two Jews, who left oppressive Eastern Europe and met in New York in the s while working on a satirical Yiddish political magazine. They joined forces to Author: Greg Cook. In Yiddish theater, one must remember, even the fun often carries a moral, and “A Goldfaden Dream” has several that touch on culture and Jewish survival and Jewish ethics.

The ever-precarious situation of the Jews in Poland perhaps unsurprisingly led to the production of what is unquestionably the most artistically important of all Yiddish films: The Dybbuk (). The number of Jews in Poland was approximately equal to the number in the United States, and although less prosperous, they remained closer to their Yiddish roots.The playwright Lynn Nottage sometimes doesn’t know what her plays are about until well after she’s finished them.

At the Yale School of Drama, in the late nineteen-eighties, she based a play.Yiddish Vinkyl; Yiddish Vinkyl (“The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Learning Yiddish,” Rabbi Benjamin Blech, Alpha Books, Indianapolis,page .

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