A Dybbuk: and Other Tales of the Supernatural

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The first part of the book features Tony Kushner's adaptation of The Dybbuk by S. Ansky from Joachim Neugroschel's translation, with an afterword by Harold Bloom. Considered by many to be the greatest Yiddish drama, The Dybuuk recounts the tale of a wealthy man's daughter who is possessed by the spirit of her dead beloved. Also included in this volume is a selection of stories translated into English for the first time by Joachim Neugroschel, illuminating different aspects of the Jewish mystical world, including ...
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Overview

The first part of the book features Tony Kushner's adaptation of The Dybbuk by S. Ansky from Joachim Neugroschel's translation, with an afterword by Harold Bloom. Considered by many to be the greatest Yiddish drama, The Dybuuk recounts the tale of a wealthy man's daughter who is possessed by the spirit of her dead beloved. Also included in this volume is a selection of stories translated into English for the first time by Joachim Neugroschel, illuminating different aspects of the Jewish mystical world, including possessions, transmigration, fairy tales, parables and miracles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559361378
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publication date: 12/1/1997
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,398,561
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Tony Kushner's plays include A Bright Room Called Day and Slavs!; as well as adaptations of Corneille's The Illusion, Ansky's The Dybbuk, Brecht's The Good Person of Szecguan and Goethe's Stella. Current projects include: Henry Box Brown or The Mirror of Slavery; and two musical plays: St. Cecilia or The Power of Music and Caroline or Change. His collaboration with Maurice Sendak on an American version of the children's opera, Brundibar, appeared in book form Fall 2003. Kushner grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and he lives in New York.
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Table of Contents

A Dybbuk or Between Two Worlds 1
Afterword 109
The Dybbuk Melody 117
A Human Life 120
The Creation Melody 125
The Ten Signs of the Messiah 127
The Shepherd's Melody 144
Gehenna 146
The Gallows Melody 158
God on Trial 160
Keeping Watch 169
The Girls' Melody 183
Joy 185
The Egyptian Passover 190
The Rabbi's Melody or A Melody That Unlocks the Secrets of the Torah 196
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