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Shakespeare & Yiddish, with Ilan Stavans

Ilan Stavans

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Shakespeare & Yiddish, with Ilan Stavans

Featuring: Ilan Stavans

A meditation on the ways Shakespeare became a litmus test for Yiddish actors, playwrights, and translators, who infused him with a Jewish sensibility often defined by melodrama.

Ilan Stavans is an internationally renowned writer whose books, translated into numerous languages, have been adapted into film, theater, TV, and radio. He is the author of the graphic novels El Iluminado (2013) and Angelitos (2017), the award-winning poem "The Wall" (2018), and the forthcoming meditation on immigration and mental illness What Remains (2020). He edited the Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (1998), the Norton Anthology of Latino Literature (2011), Becoming Americans (2013), and How Yiddish Changes America and How America Changed Yiddish (2020), among other volumes. His other one-man play The Oven has toured all over the United States. He is Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities, Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College.

This event took place on January 27, 2022. It was presented online by the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA.

This recording was digitized and added to the library in April 2022.

This recording is in English

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