Film, Video The Accidental Rise of the Modern Yiddish Theater

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Title
The Accidental Rise of the Modern Yiddish Theater
Summary
Alyssa Quint focuses on the early years of the modern Yiddish theater through the works of one of its best-known and most colorful figures, Avrom Goldfaden (1840-1908). Goldfaden was one of the first playwrights to stage a commercially viable Yiddish-language theater and his plays were performed frequently for Jewish audiences. Quint uses Goldfaden's theatrical works as a way to understand the social life of Jews in late Imperial Russia, exploring connections between artistic production and larger social structures during an important moment in Russian Jewish history.
Event Date
November 21, 2019
Running Time
1 hours, 5 minutes, 30 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
video
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