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Tennessee Williams, Kazan, and The Theater Scene in the 1950s
Ellen Adler Oppenheim, daughter of actress Stella Adler, recalls meeting actors and writers at rehearsals and the tension that McCarytheism brought to the theater scene.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ellen Adler Oppenheim.
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
Tennessee Williams, Kazan, and The Theater Scene in the 1950s2 minutes 38 seconds
Sara Adler on the Town1 minute 9 seconds
Stella Adler and Marlon Brando2 minutes 34 seconds
Luther Adler Ran After Girls and Had a Lobster Business1 minute 51 seconds
Curiosity and Energy: Stella Adler's Legacy2 minutes 31 seconds
An Overview of the Adler Family of Jewish Actors1 minute 25 seconds
Stella Adler and The Group Theatre4 minutes 16 seconds
A Song Learned from My Grandmother, Great Yiddish Actress Sara Adler1 minute 14 seconds
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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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