Messiahs of 1933: How American Yiddish Theatre Survived Adversity through Satire

Messiahs of 1933: How American Yiddish Theatre Survived Adversity through Satire

By: Joel Schechter (author)Hardback

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A lively examination of the vitality and imagination of Yiddish Theatre during the Great Depression


1. Messiahs of 1933: How Playwright Moishe Nadir and Artef Led America Out of the Great Depression to a Future of Full Employment, Justice and Yiddish Satire for All; 2. Nadir's Rivington Street: The Lower East Side Arises; 3. Prayer Boxes as Precious as Diamonds: How Soviet Yiddish Satire Fared in America; 4. The Federal Theatre Project in Yiddish: "The Sorely Perplexed Society" Takes the Stage; 5. The Messiah of 1936: It Can't Happen Here in Yiddish; 6. Pinski's Prelude to a Golden Age: The Tailor Becomes a Storekeeper; 7. Menasha Skulnik Becomes a Bridegroom: Popular Yiddish Theatre Reconsidered; 8. Prosperity's Crisis on Stage: The Yiddish Puppetry of Maud and Cutler; 9. Leo Fuchs, Yiddish Vaudevillian in "Trouble"; 10. Yetta Zwerling's Comic Dybbuk; 11. Menachem Mendel's False Profits: Sholom Aleichem and the Communists; 12. The "Anti-Milkhome Zamlung" of 1937: The Yiddish Anti-War Catalogue Reconsidered; Conclusion: Still Waiting for the Messiah

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  • ISBN13: 9781592138722
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781592138722
  • ISBN10: 1592138721

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