The Moscow State Yiddish Theater: Jewish Culture on the Soviet Stage

The Moscow State Yiddish Theater: Jewish Culture on the Soviet Stage

by Jeffrey Veidlinger

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253337849
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 02/28/2001
Series: Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.39(w) x 9.49(h) x 1.15(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey Veidlinger is Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
A Note on Transliteration
Introduction: Jewish Public Culture
1. The Jews of this World
2. Libraries: From the Study Hall to the Public Library
3. Reading: From Sacred Duty to Leisure Time
4. Literary Societies: The Culture of Language and the Language of Culture
5. Cultural Performance: The People of the Book and the Spoken Word
6. Theater: The Professionalization of Performance
7. Musical and Dramatic Societies: Amateur Performers and Audiences
8. The Jewish Historical and Ethnographic Society: Collecting the Jewish Past
9. Public History: Imagining Russian Jews
Conclusion: …and They Gathered
Bibliography
Index

What People are Saying About This

Robert Weinberg

A product of in-depth research in Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, and English, [The Moscow State Yiddish Theater] not only furthers our knowledge of the Yiddish theater in the Soviet Union, but it also deepens and revises our understanding of the Kremlin's policy toward Jewish society and culture from 1919 to the early 1950s.

Robert Weinberg

A product of in-depth research in Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian and English ['The Moscow State Yiddish Theater'] not only furthers our knowledge of the Yiddish theater in the Soviet Union, but it also deepens and revises our understanding of the Kremlin's policy toward Jewish society and culture from 1919 to the early 1950s.

Stanford University reviewing "The Moscow State Yiddish Theater" - Amir Weiner

Jeffrey Veidlinger's thoroughly researched, engagingly written, and richly informative book tackles these issues through the tale of the rise and fall of the Moscow State Yiddish Theater. The choice of the Moscow Theater is ingenious.. Veidlinger's analysis of the increasingly unbridgable agendas of the Soviet regime and the Jewish cultural elite is on the mark, especially the watershed of World War II.. Veidlinger's book is an important and much—needed contribution to the literature on oviet nationality policy in general and Soviet Jewry in particula

Columbia University reviewing "The Moscow State Yiddish Theater" - Nina Hein

Jeffrey Veidlinger's book, The Moscow State Yiddish Theater: Jewish Culture on the Soviet Stage, is an overdue addition to the growing body of scholarly work on Yiddish theatre. This first comprehensive study of the GOSET in English is geared toward a wide-ranging readership. For the historian, Veidlinger clearly presents the intrusion of totalitarian politics into artistic activities; for the theatre scholar, he provides evocative details and illustrative descriptions of the theatre's artistic work.. Veidlinger's seminal study, The Moscow State Yiddish Theater: Jewish Culture on the Soviet Stage, does an important work in bringing it to the attention of the English-speaking audience

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