A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.
Tilting at Windmills: Keeping Faith in Yiddish Theater
Allen Lewis Rickman, Yiddish actor, describes how he sees the future of Yiddish theater by comparing it to the adventures of Don Quixote.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Allen Lewis Rickman.
This excerpt is in English.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
About the Wexler Oral History Project
Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.
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