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New York S Yiddish Theater

Author : Edna Nahshon
ISBN : 9780231541077
Genre : Performing Arts
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In the early decades of the twentieth century, a vibrant theatrical culture took shape on New York City's Lower East Side. Original dramas, comedies, musicals, and vaudeville, along with sophisticated productions of Shakespeare, Ibsen, and Chekhov, were innovatively staged for crowds that rivaled the audiences on Broadway. Though these productions were in Yiddish and catered to Eastern European, Jewish audiences (the largest immigrant group in the city at the time), their artistic innovations, energetic style, and engagement with politics and the world around them came to influence all facets of the American stage. Vividly illustrated and with essays from leading historians and critics, this book recounts the heyday of "Yiddish Broadway" and its vital contribution to American Jewish life and crossover to the broader American culture. These performances grappled with Jewish nationalism, labor relations, women's rights, religious observance, acculturation, and assimilation. They reflected a range of genres, from tear-jerkers to experimental theater. The artists who came of age in this world include Stella Adler, Eddie Cantor, Jerry Lewis, Sophie Tucker, Mel Brooks, and Joan Rivers. The story of New York's Yiddish theater is a tale of creativity and legacy and of immigrants who, in the process of becoming Americans, had an enormous impact on the country's cultural and artistic development.

Yiddish Empire

Author : Debra Caplan
ISBN : 9780472037254
Genre : Performing Arts
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Relates the untold story of a traveling Yiddish theater company and traces their far- reaching influence

Experiencing Jewish Music In America

Author : Tina Frühauf
ISBN : 9781442258402
Genre : Music
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Experiencing Jewish Music in America offers an accessible exploration of the remarkably diverse landscape that comprises Jewish music in the U.S. This survey on the art of listening to this dynamic and diverse musical culture invites listeners from all walks of life to enjoy the many types of Jewish music available in their communities.

Die Br Der Aschkenasi

Author : Israël Joshua Singer
ISBN : 3833301368
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Encyclopedia Of Jewish American Popular Culture

Author : Jack R. Fischel
ISBN : 9780313087349
Genre : Social Science
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This unique encyclopedia chronicles American Jewish popular culture, past and present in music, art, food, religion, literature, and more. Over 150 entries, written by scholars in the field, highlight topics ranging from animation and comics to Hollywood and pop psychology. Without the profound contributions of American Jews, the popular culture we know today would not exist. Where would music be without the music of Bob Dylan and Barbra Streisand, humor without Judd Apatow and Jerry Seinfeld, film without Steven Spielberg, literature without Phillip Roth, Broadway without Rodgers and Hammerstein? These are just a few of the artists who broke new ground and changed the face of American popular culture forever. This unique encyclopedia chronicles American Jewish popular culture, past and present in music, art, food, religion, literature, and more. Over 150 entries, written by scholars in the field, highlight topics ranging from animation and comics to Hollywood and pop psychology. Up-to-date coverage and extensive attention to political and social contexts make this encyclopedia is an excellent resource for high school and college students interested in the full range of Jewish popular culture in the United States. Academic and public libraries will also treasure this work as an incomparable guide to our nation's heritage. Illustrations complement the text throughout, and many entries cite works for further reading. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography of print and electronic sources to encourage further research.

Gateway To The Promised Land

Author : Mario Maffi
ISBN : 0814755097
Genre : History
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This essential reference book is must reading for mental health professionals who assess and treat children and adolescents. Comprehensive, detailed, clearly written, and innovative, it presents the approaches of the leading clinicians in their fields.

The Encyclopedia Of New York State

Author : Peter R. Eisenstadt
ISBN : 081560808X
Genre : History
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The Encyclopedia of New York State is one of the most complete works on the Empire State to be published in a half-century. In nearly 2,000 pages and 4,000 signed entries, this single volume captures the impressive complexity of New York State as a historic crossroads of people and ideas, as a cradle of abolitionism and feminism, and as an apex of modern urban, suburban, and rural life. The Encyclopedia is packed with details in fields ranging from sociology and the arts to geography and history. Entries by experts chronicle New York's rich cultural, ethnic, and political history with a cornucopia of subjects from environmentalism to higher education to railroads, weaving the state's diverse regions and peoples into one idea of New York State. Lavishly illustrated with 500 photographs and figures, 120 maps, and 140 tables, the Encyclopedia is key to understanding the state's past, present, and future. It is a crucial reference for students, teachers, historians, and business people, for New Yorkers of all persuasions, and for anyone interested in discovering more about New York State.

Tewje Der Milchmann

Author : Scholem Alejchem
ISBN : 9783641192143
Genre : Fiction
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Einer der berührendsten Romane der modernen Weltliteratur: eine Entdeckung! Arm an Geld, reich an Kindern, träumt der Milchmann Tewje von einem Leben ohne Not und Leid. Doch nach einem unverhofften Geldsegen wendet sich das Blatt, und unser Held muss mitansehen, wie man ihm seine Familie und seine Heimat nimmt. So bleibt er ganz allein in der Welt zurück, mit nichts als seinem Gottvertrauen und seinem unerschütterlichen jüdischen Humor. Allen Schikanen des Daseins setzt er ein humanes, verschmitztes Trotzdem entgegen, das Trotzdem des wahren Humoristen, der noch unter Tränen lacht und scherzt. Mit seinem Hauptwerk hat Scholem Alejchem seinen Ruf als einer der größten Humoristen der Weltliteratur begründet und dem untergegangenen Milieu des Schtetls ein Denkmal gesetzt. Keine nostalgische Verklärung, keine geschönte Idylle, sondern ein berührend tragikomischer Blick auf die Katastrophen, die zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts drohend am Horizont aufziehen: Pogrome, Vertreibungen, Revolutionen. Dies macht den jiddischen Schicksalsroman zu einem der wichtigsten Bücher der Weltliteratur.

Automats Taxi Dances And Vaudeville

Author : David Freeland
ISBN : 081472762X
Genre : Architecture
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Explores the architecture of New York City focusing on the hidden monuments to its nightlife, including the Lincoln Theater, Atlantic German beer hall, and Union square's American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.

Jentl

Author : Isaac Bashevis Singer
ISBN : 3423252030
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'Jentl wußte, daß sie für das übliche Frauendasein nicht geeignet war. Sie konnte weder nähen noch stricken. Sie ließ das Essen anbrennen und die Milch überkochen.' Der verwitwete Vater hat mit ihr die Tora studiert, als ob sie ein Sohn wäre. Was also liegt näher, als nach seinem Tod Haus und Mobiliar zu verkaufen und nach Lublin zu fahren, um ein Studium aufzunehmen. Doch die Talmudschule dürfen Frauen nicht besuchen, so schlüpft Jentl in Männerkleidung, legt sich eine neue Identität zu und versucht ihr Glück als Anschel. In dieser mit Barbra Streisand verfilmten Titelgeschichte wie auch in den beiden anderen Erzählungen dieses Bandes stehen zu allem entschlossene, starke Frauen im Mittelpunkt, die sich auch nicht scheuen, Konventionen in Frage zu stellen. Drei eindringliche Erzählungen um Liebe und Leidenschaft, um Tugend und Laster, um Dämonen, sündiges Leben und gnädigen Tod.

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