Landmark Yiddish Plays: A Critical Anthology


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

  • ISBN-13: 9780791467800
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 7/6/2006
  • Series: SUNY Series on Modern Jewish Literature and Culture
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 364
  • Sales rank: 1,227,856
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

Joel Berkowitz is Associate Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York. He is the author of Shakespeare on the American Yiddish Stage and the editor of Yiddish Theatre: New Approaches.

Jeremy Dauber is Atran Assistant Professor of Yiddish at Columbia University. He is the author of Antonio’s Devils: Writers of the Jewish Enlightenment and the Birth of Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literature.

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Table of Contents

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


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