Sholem Aleichem In The Theater

Sholem Aleichem in the Theater
Publisher Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 182
ISBN 0838636365
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Sholem Aleichem in the Theater concerns itself not only with the genesis of Sholem Aleichem's plays in the writer's workshop, but also with their various productions in the theater. Most people see, not read, plays; a play to them is not only the written text, but the way it is presented on stage. This helps to explain the desperate efforts Sholem Aleichem made to get his plays not just published, but produced on stage. He never directed any of his plays, and was not given the opportunity to perfect them in the theater. This was left to subsequent directors who became paramount figures in the realization of his drama on stage. Sholem Aleichem (born Shalom Rabinovitz in Ukraine in 1859) had established a reputation as a writer of Yiddish stories and novels, and had published the first anthology of Yiddish literature. Despite the fact that the czarist government placed a ban on theater in Yiddish, plays (as well as stories and serialized novels) were given a wide audience in the Yiddish-language press. His first attempt at a full-length play was YOKENHOZ, Or The Big Stock Exchange Game [YOKENHOZ oder Dos Groyse Berzenshpil]. However, the play was banned from publication in 1894 by the Russian authorities, at the request of the Jewish community who thought the comedy portrayed them unfavorably. In 1903 he wrote another drama, Scattered and Dispersed [Tseseyt un tseshpreyt], which was a success (in translation) in Warsaw in 1905, encouraging him to pursue a career in the theater. Frustrated by the Russian ban on theater in Yiddish and shattered by the pogrom in Kiev, he made his way to America in 1907. His efforts at writing and producing Yiddish theater in America, however, met with little success. His first few plays were both artistic and financial failures, and his later works, such as the Tevye monologues, The Treasure [Der Oytser], and The Jackpot [Dos Groyse Gevins], were rejected by the New York Yiddish theater establishment. Although he is now recognized as being one of the founders of Yiddish art theater, at the time of his death in New York in 1916 he was still roundly ignored by the theater world.

Sholem Aleichem in the Theater
  • Author : Jacob Weitzner
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Release Date : 1994

Sholem Aleichem in the Theater concerns itself not only with the genesis of Sholem Aleichem's plays in the writer's workshop, but also with their various productions in the theater. Most people see, not read, plays; a play to them is not only the written text, but the way it is

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Sholem Aleichem in the Theater ex
  • Author : Jacob Weitzner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994

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Sholem Aleichem s Wandering Star  and Other Plays of Jewish Life
  • Author : David S. Lifson,Sholem Aleichem
  • Publisher : Associated University Presse
  • Release Date : 1988

Read online Sholem Aleichem s Wandering Star and Other Plays of Jewish Life written by David S. Lifson,Sholem Aleichem, published by Associated University Presse which was released on 1988. Download full Sholem Aleichem s Wandering Star and Other Plays of Jewish Life Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Nehemiah Persoff s Sholem Aleichem
  • Author : Sholem Aleichem,Nehemiah Persoff,Dorothy Rochmis,William S. Bartman (Jr.),Aminadav Aloni,Caldwell Theatre Company (Boca Raton, Fla.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1986

Read online Nehemiah Persoff s Sholem Aleichem written by Sholem Aleichem,Nehemiah Persoff,Dorothy Rochmis,William S. Bartman (Jr.),Aminadav Aloni,Caldwell Theatre Company (Boca Raton, Fla.), published by which was released on 1986. Download full Nehemiah Persoff s Sholem Aleichem Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Wandering Stars
  • Author : Sholem Aleichem
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009

Finds Reisel, the daughter of a poor cantor, and Liebel, a rich man's son, falling under the spell of a traveling Yiddish acting company and separated by managers who would exploit their talents.

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The Rise of the Modern Yiddish Theater
  • Author : Alyssa Quint
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-24

Jewish Book Award Finalist: “Turns the fascinating life of Avrom Goldfaden into a multi-dimensional history of the Yiddish theater’s formative years.” —Jeffery Veidinger, author of Jewish Public Culture in the Late Russian Empire In this book, Alyssa Quint focuses on the early years of the modern Yiddish theater, from

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Disenchanted Tailor in  Illusion
  • Author : Ber Boris Kotlerman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014

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Selected Yiddish Plays
  • Author : Ellen Perecman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007

The book contains modern English adaptations of six plays by turn-of-the-century Yiddish playwrights that have never before been available in English.

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The Moscow Yiddish Theater
  • Author : Benjamin Harshav,Irina N. Duksina,Cholem Aleichem
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01

A vivid portrait of the Moscow Yiddish Theater and its innovations and contributions to the art of the theater in the modern age The Moscow Yiddish Theater (later called GOSET) was born in 1919 and almost immediately became one of the most remarkable avant-garde theaters in Europe. It flourished in the 1920

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The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem
  • Author : Jeremy Dauber
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08

Part of the Jewish Encounters series The first comprehensive biography of one of the most beloved authors of all time: the creator of Tevye the Dairyman, the collection of stories that inspired Fiddler on the Roof. Novelist, playwright, journalist, essayist, and editor, Sholem Aleichem was one of the founding giants

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Ten Yiddish Plays in Translation
  • Author : Ellen Perecman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-05-21

This volume includes works by six Yiddish playwrights: Sholem Aleichem, Sholem Asch, I.D. Berkowitz, Peretz Hirshbein, H. Leivick and David Pinski. These plays were published in the first half of the 20th century, the majority between 1904 and 1923. Preliminary drafts of six of the plays were published by iUniverse in 2007

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Wonder of Wonders
  • Author : Alisa Solomon
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22

A sparkling and eye-opening history of the Broadway musical that changed the world In the half-century since its premiere, Fiddler on the Roof has had an astonishing global impact. Beloved by audiences the world over, performed from rural high schools to grand state theaters, Fiddler is a supremely potent cultural

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Stempenyu  A Jewish Romance
  • Author : Sholom Aleichem,Hannah Berman
  • Publisher : Melville House
  • Release Date : 2012-11-06

Even the most pious Jew need not shed so many tears over the destruction of Jerusalem as the women were in the habit of shedding when Stempenyu was playing. The first work of Sholom Aleichem’s to be translated into English—this long out-of-print translation is the only one ever

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Mazl Tov
  • Author : Sholem Aleichem,Joel Schechter
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013

Read online Mazl Tov written by Sholem Aleichem,Joel Schechter, published by which was released on 2013. Download full Mazl Tov Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem
  • Author : Jeremy Asher Dauber
  • Publisher : Jewish Encounters
  • Release Date : 2013

Presents a portrait of the influential writer whose stories inspired "Fiddler on the Roof," tracing his impoverished childhood, the financial struggles that inspired his literary career, his internationally mourned death, and posthumous fame in the English-speaking world.

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