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Landmark Yiddish Plays: A Critical Anthology
     

Landmark Yiddish Plays: A Critical Anthology

by Joel Berkowitz
 

ISBN-10: 0791467791

ISBN-13: 9780791467794

Pub. Date: 07/06/2006

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Introduces readers to comic and tragic masterpieces spanning 150 years of Yiddish drama.

Offering snapshots of a pivotal era in which the Jews of Europe made the transition from a traditional to a more modern world, the Yiddish plays translated and collected here wrestle with issues that continue to concern us today: changing gender roles, generational

Overview

Introduces readers to comic and tragic masterpieces spanning 150 years of Yiddish drama.

Offering snapshots of a pivotal era in which the Jews of Europe made the transition from a traditional to a more modern world, the Yiddish plays translated and collected here wrestle with issues that continue to concern us today: changing gender roles, generational conflict, class divisions, and religious persecution. In their introduction to the volume, Joel Berkowitz and Jeremy Dauber place the plays in the context of the development of modern drama and Yiddish drama and examine their treatment of social, political, and religious issues. The many ways in which the plays address these issues make them transcend their own time, exciting a new generation of readers and theatergoers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791467794
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/06/2006
Series:
SUNY series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Translators' Note

1. Silliness and Sanctimony
Aaron Halle Wolfssohn

2. Serkele, or, In Mourning for a Brother
Shloyme Ettinger

3. The Two Kuni-Lemls
Avrom Goldfaden

4. Miriam
Peretz Hirschbein

5. The Duke
Alter Kacyzne

Appendix

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