Yiddish Theatre: New Approaches by Joel BerkowitzYiddish Theatre: New Approaches by Joel Berkowitz

Yiddish Theatre: New Approaches

EditorJoel Berkowitz

Paperback | January 15, 2007

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This book considers Yiddish theatre from a number of aspects: its historical development, its popular and critical reception, and the practice and consequences of state censorship. Its coverage ranges from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century and extends to locations as diverse as Cracow,London, Moscow, New York, St Petersburg, Vienna, and Warsaw. Yiddish Theatre not only presents a wide-ranging study of the field but also helps illustrate the significance of Yiddish theatre as a vital form of expression in the Jewish world: it has not only provided entertainment for audiences onsix continents, but has also highlighted the social, political, religious, and economic concerns that Jews considered of vital interest.Yiddish Theatre is a valuable resource for scholars, university students, and general readers interested both in Yiddish theatre specifically and related fields such as Jewish literature and culture, east European history and culture, and European and American theatre. The book contains an extensivebibliography of sources relating to all aspects of Yiddish theatre.
Joel Berkowitz is Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at the State University of New York at Albany. He previously taught Yiddish literature at the University of Oxford and English language and literature at the City University of New York. He is the author of Shakespeare on the American Yiddish Stage, as well as a number of s...
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Title:Yiddish Theatre: New ApproachesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:January 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:190411377X

ISBN - 13:9781904113775

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