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Jacob Adler: A Life on the Stage
     

Jacob Adler: A Life on the Stage

by Jacob Adler
 

(Applause Books). Jacob Adler, with his performances in the Yiddish King Lear , Uriel Acosta and Shylock in The Merchant of Venice , became first a megastar of the exploding Yiddish theatre, and then all of Broadway. His memoirs, originally written and published in Yiddish and now translated (by his granddaughter) into English provides not only a compelling

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(Applause Books). Jacob Adler, with his performances in the Yiddish King Lear , Uriel Acosta and Shylock in The Merchant of Venice , became first a megastar of the exploding Yiddish theatre, and then all of Broadway. His memoirs, originally written and published in Yiddish and now translated (by his granddaughter) into English provides not only a compelling portrait of one of America's greatest actors but a fascinating social history of his time.

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Adler (1855-1926) tells of his passion for the theater, tracing it from his youth in Tsarist Russia to his stardom in the American Yiddish theater, which included performances in , , and . He describes the community of which he was a part, the other actors with whom he performed, and his own method for bringing life to the characters he played. His granddaughter, Rosenfeld, translates the work into English and provides commentary. His daughter, Stella Adler, offers an introductory essay. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781557834584
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
965,153
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.93(d)

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