Messiahs of 1933: How American Yiddish Theatre Survived Adversity Through Satire
Temple University Press, 7 трав. 2008 р. - 320 стор.
Joel Schechter has rediscovered the funny and often politically-charged plays of the American Yiddish theatre of the 1930s. In Messiahs of 1933 he celebrates their satire, their radical imagination, and their commitment to social change. He introduces readers to the once-famous writers and actors—Moishe Nadir, David Pinski, Yosl Cutler, and others—who brought into artistic form their visions of peace, social justice, and satire for all.
Messiahs of 1933 greatly enlarges our understanding of Yiddish theatre and culture in the United States. It examines the innovative stage performances created by the Artef collective, the Modicut puppeteers, and the Yiddish Unit of the Federal Theatre Project. And it introduces to contemporary readers some of the most popular theatre actors of the 30s, including Leo Fuchs, Menasha Skulnik, and Yetta Zwerling. Throughout, it includes relevant photographs and contemporary comic strips, along with the first English-language publication of excerpts from the featured plays.
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The Lower East Side Arises
How Soviet Yiddish Satire Fared in America
The Society of the Sorely Perplexed Takes the Stage
It Cant Happen Here in Yiddish
The Tailor Becomes a Storekeeper
Popular Yiddish Theatre Reconsidered
The Yiddish Puppetry of Maud and Cutler
9 Leo Fuchs Yiddish Vaudevillian in Trouble
10 Yetta Zwerlings Comic Dybbuk
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Messiahs of 1933: How American Yiddish Theatre Survived Adversity through Satire
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