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Finding the Jewish Shakespeare

Finding the Jewish Shakespeare Author Beth Kaplan
ISBN-10 9780815651758
Release 2012
Pages 288
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An inside look at the life and times of a fabled cultural figure in Yiddish theater. This biography sets out to explore the true character and creative achievements of Jacob Gordin, playwright and icon of the Yiddish stage.



Russian Culture and Theatrical Performance in America 1891 1933

Russian Culture and Theatrical Performance in America  1891 1933 Author V. Hohman
ISBN-10 9780230119901
Release 2011-08-29
Pages 209
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Examining the work of impresarios, financiers, and the press as well as the artists themselves, Hohman demonstrates how a variety of Russian theatrical styles were introduced and incorporated into American theatre and dance during the beginning of the twentieth century.



Inventing the Modern Yiddish Stage

Inventing the Modern Yiddish Stage Author Joel Berkowitz
ISBN-10 9780814335048
Release 2012
Pages 385
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Collects leading scholars' insight on the plays, production, music, audiences, and political and aesthetic concerns of modern Yiddish theater.



The Jewish King Lear

The Jewish King Lear Author Jacob Gordin
ISBN-10 0300108753
Release 2007
Pages 171
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The Jewish King Lear, written by the Russian-Jewish writer Jacob Gordin, was first performed on the New York stage in 1892, during the height of a massive emigration of Jews from eastern Europe to America. This book presents the original play to the English-speaking reader for the first time in its history, along with substantive essays on the play’s literary and social context, Gordin’s life and influence on Yiddish theater, and the anomalous position of Yiddish culture vis-à-vis the treasures of the Western literary tradition. Gordin’s play was not a literal translation of Shakespeare’s play, but a modern evocation in which a Jewish merchant, rather than a king, plans to divide his fortune among his three daughters. Created to resonate with an audience of Jews making their way in America, Gordin’s King Lear reflects his confidence in rational secularism and ends on a note of joyful celebration.



Rewriting Russia

Rewriting Russia Author Barbara J. Henry
ISBN-10 9780295801476
Release 2011-12-01
Pages 276
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Jacob Gordin was the first major playwright of the "Golden Age" of New York's Yiddish theater, which was not just entertainment but also a public forum, a force for education and acculturation, and a battleground for ideologies and artistic credos. Gordin, like his audience, was a Russian �migr�. His most successful and scandalous dramas--The Jewish King Lear, The Kreutzer Sonata, and Khasye the Orphan--were based on works by Lev Tolstoy and Ivan Turgenev, and reflected a profoundly Jewish means of using literature to salvage a lost land. Gordin's life and his plays held out the tantalizing possibility that by changing the story of one's past, one could write one's own future. Through a detailed examination of Gordin's career in Russia, Barbara Henry dismantles the fictive radical background he invented for himself. In doing so, she illuminates the continuities among his Russian fiction and journalism, his work as a controversial Jewish religious reformer, and his Yiddish plays.



The River Midnight

The River Midnight Author Lilian Nattel
ISBN-10 9780684853048
Release 1999-10-28
Pages 414
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In her stunning debut novel, Lilian Nattel brilliantly brings to life the richness of shtetl culture through the story of an imagined village: Blaszka, Poland. Myth meets history and characters come to life through the stories of women's lives and prayers, their secrets, and the intimate details of everyday life. When they were young, four friends were known as the vilda bayas, the wild creatures. But their adult lives have taken them in different directions, and they've grown apart. One woman, Misha, is now the local midwife. In a world where strict rules govern most activities, Misha, an unmarried, independent spirit becomes the wayward heart of Blaszka and the keeper of town secrets. But when Misha becomes pregnant and refuses to divulge the identity of her baby's father, hers becomes the biggest secret of all, and the village must decide how they will react to Misha's scandalous ways. Nattel's magical novel explores the tension between men and women, and celebrates the wordless and kinetic bond of friendship.



True to Life

True to Life Author Beth Kaplan
ISBN-10 9781927483923
Release 2014-08-17
Pages 240
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In fifty informative and inspiring steps, Beth Kaplan shows you how to write your story by putting on your writer's hat, then your editor's hat, then digging down to bring out the vital details of the story, and finally living the writing life. Steps include: Read Like a Writer Unleash the "I" Word Claim Your Truth Write from Scars, Not Wounds Enter the Marketplace



Report of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Report of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Author Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105211715680
Release 2008
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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066180442
Release 2007
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Language Absence Play

Language  Absence  Play Author Yaniv Hagbi
ISBN-10 0815632274
Release 2009
Pages 234
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Nobel Prizeżwinning author S. Y. Agnon was the foremost Hebrew writer of the twentieth century. His work navigated the world of Jewish tradition and that of secular modernity, capturing the conflict between old and new. In Language, Absence, Play, Yaniv Hagbi explores Agnonżs theological and philosophical attitudes toward language, attitudes that to a large extent shaped his poetics and aesthetic values. Drawing on anthologies compiled by Agnon, among others, Hagbi examines his theoretical orientation and the ways he integrated into his poetics ideas about language that are rooted in Jewish theology. In doing so, Hagbi casts light on profound parallels between religiously inspired Jewish hermeneutics and the language-centered superstructuralist theories that have dominated academic discourse in the humanities since the midżtwentieth century. With deep insight and lucid prose, Language, Absence, Play demonstrates how the traditional and the contemporary forces shaping Agnonżs literary art inform and transform each other.



Stories that Changed History

Stories that Changed History Author Murray Jay Rosman
ISBN-10 0815631545
Release 2007
Pages 20
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In this insightful and engaging lecture, Moshe Rosman explores the career of Shivhei Ha-Besht. Considered one of the best known and widely read Jewish folklore collections of the past two hundred years, In Praise of the Ba'al Shem Tov covers such themes as Besht's miraculous birth and childhood, his initiation into mystical secrets, his dreams, his travels, and most of all the miracles that he performed. Rosman examines the historical and cultural significance of these stories. Rudolph in 1962. Since then, his son Jay Rudolph, along with others, have helped to build the Judaic Studies Program at Syracuse University.



The Pakn Treger

The Pakn Treger Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105213164556
Release 2006
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Choice

Choice Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123444304
Release 2007
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All My Loving

All My Loving Author Beth Kaplan
ISBN-10 9781927483831
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 252
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A memoir of the vibrant mid-Sixties that illuminates both the real life and powerful imagination of an articulate Beatlemaniac spending a lonely year in Paris. She didn’t want to go overseas with her family when her dad takes a sabbatical from his university to study in France. That would mean leaving leaving her school friends in her hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia. But when her friends reminded her that she’d be closer to the Beatles, she decides to keep an open mind. In a series of poignant and humorous diary fantasies about a romance with Paul McCartney, a young Beth Kaplan writes her way into adolescence, the dawning of sexual awareness, and the world of real boys.



The Jewish Encyclopedia

The Jewish Encyclopedia Author Isidore Singer
ISBN-10 MSU:31293024395117
Release 1916
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The Books in My Life

The Books in My Life Author Henry Miller
ISBN-10 9780811222280
Release 1969-01-17
Pages 327
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In this unique work, Henry Miller gives an utterly candid and self-revealing account of the reading he did during his formative years. Some writers attempt to conceal the literary influences which have shaped their thinking––but not Henry Miller. In The Books in My Life he shares the thrills of discovery that many kinds of books have brought to a keenly curious and questioning mind. Some of Miller’s favorite writers are the giants whom most of us revere––authors such as Dostoeyvsky, Boccaccio, Walt Whitman, James Joyce, Thomas Mann, Lao-Tse. To them he brings fresh and penetrating insights. But many are lesser-known figures: Krishnamurti, the prophet-sage; the French contemporaries Blaise Cendrars and Jean Giono; Richard Jeffries, who wrote The Story of My Heart; the Welshman John Cowper Powys; and scores of others. The Books in My Life contains some fine autobiographical chapters, too. Miller describes his boyhood in Brooklyn, when he devoured the historical stories of G. A. Henty and the romances of Rider Haggard. He tells of the men and women whom he regards as "living books": Lou Jacobs, W. E. B. DuBois, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, and others. He offers his reminiscences of the New York Theatre in the early 1900’s––including plays such as Alias Jimmy Valentine and Nellie, the Beautiful Cloak Model. And finally, in Miller’s best vein of humor, he provides a satiric chapter on bathroom reading. In an appendix, Miller lists the hundred books that have influenced him most.



Funny It Doesn t Sound Jewish

Funny  It Doesn t Sound Jewish Author Jack Gottlieb
ISBN-10 9780791485026
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 328
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Documents the influence of Jewish music on American popular song.