Wed Apr 07 2021


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm



History of the Yiddish Theatre, with Ken Blady

In these multi-media presentations, Ken Blady will address the following themes: Traditional rabbinic attitudes towards the Yiddish theatre; historic background and roots of the Yiddish theatre: the Purimshpil; antecedents of American Yiddish theatre: Avrom Goldfaden and the Stabile Theatre in Yasi, Romania; Shylock’s Daughter: Maurice Schwartz and Yiddish Art Theatre; Milieu, early enterprise, style and character of the Great Ones: Boris Thomashefsky, Jacob P. Adler, David Kessler; Shund: trashy themes of popular Yiddish theatre; Patriotn: profile of the Yiddish theatre audience; Stars of the musical comedy: Menashe Skulnik, Miriam Kressyn, Michael Michelescu, Molly Picon and Yitzchak Feld; attempts at Revival: Jacob Ben Ami and the Folksbiene.

Wednesdays, April 7 – 28, 1 – 3pm.

Presented by Acalanes Adult Ed. Click on READ MORE below for registration info.


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