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גאלדפאדען־בוך

Goldfaden-bukh

Nyu Yorḳ : Idisher Ṭeaṭer Muzee, 1926

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

Andrei Malaev-Babel

Andrei Malaev-Babel, theater director and grandson of writer Isaac Babel, was interviewed by David Schlitt on May 15, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Andrei begins the interview describing his childhood in Moscow, Russia a...

2011-05-16

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Zalmen Mlotek

Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director of the National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene, was interviewed (remotely) by Christa Whitney on May 26th, 2022 in Teaneck, New Jersey. Collecting These Times: American Jewish Experiences of the Pandemic project with the...

2022-05-26

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Barbara Buloff

Barbara Buloff, daughter of Yiddish actors Joseph Buloff & Luba Kadison, and granddaughter of Leyb Kadison, cofounder of the Vilna Troupe, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 11th, 2017, in New York City. She is the last surviving member of...

2017-01-11

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

דיא אידישע ביהנע : גרעסטע אידישע אויסגאבע אין אמעריקא

מיניקעס, חנן י, 1932־1867
קאצענעלענבאגען, יהודה

Di Idishe bihne : greste idishe oysgabe in Amerika

Miniḳes, Ḥanan Y, 1867-1932
Katsenelenbogen, Yehudah

New York : Hebrew Publishing Company, 1897

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

Arthur Allan Seidelman

Arthur Allan Seidelman, Emmy award-winning director and nephew of Yiddish performers Isidore and Jennie Cashier, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Those of his Latvian and Russian relatives who did no...

2017-11-30

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

פיגורן און פרפילן אויף דער יידישער בינע

עהרענרייף, חיים

Figurn un profiln af der Yidisher bine

Ehrenreich, Chaim, d. 1970

Tel-Aviv : Ḥayim Ehrenraykh bukh-ḳomiṭeṭ, 1976

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

The Importance of Theater and Music to Jewish Life in New York in the Early 20th Century

Edna Nahshon, expert of Jewish theatre and step daughter of Yiddish writer Dovid Aidelman, describes the importance of theater and music in American Jewish life.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Devised Theater

Avia describes her theater education. She introduces Devised Theater, a non-linear and communal method to play making. She explains how contemporary Yiddish theater can use this method.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

"It Was Chutzpah!" Directing a Yiddish Play

Shirley Cohen Steinberg, writer and director of Yiddish plays, discusses her first experience directing Yiddish theater.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Responsibility of Theater Actors to Raise Themselves and Their Audiences Up

Tom Oppenheim, grandson of Yiddish theatre actors Jacob and Sara Adler, Artistic Director and President of Stella Adler Studio of Acting, discusses Stella Adler's passion for literature and mythology and her conviction that the responsibility of thea...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Stella Adler's First Theater Memory and Her Capacity to Identify Strongly With Others

Tom Oppenheim, grandson of Yiddish theatre actors Jacob and Sara Adler, Artistic Director and President of Stella Adler Studio of Acting, tells the story of Stella's first theater experience as a child, when she saw an actor getting into character in...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Visiting the Yiddish Book Center with My Yiddish-Speaking Grandson

Paula Boltman, former actress in the Melbourne Yiddish theater, remembers going to the Yiddish Book Center with her Yiddish-speaking 6 year old grandson for a week-long program. She remembers Aaron Lansky's lectures and some other activities.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Niktov (in Applebaum-Driker Theater)

Niktov

January 07, 2007

Part of Yiddish Book Center Recorded Programs

“Above the Town”: A Yiddish-Norwegian Cabaret

Bente Kahan, Jewish-Norwegian performing artist, on the Yiddish-Norwegian Cabaret in 1983 that brought her back to the theater.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Monty Hall

Monty Hall, z"l - media personality, philanthropist and original host of Let's Make a Deal - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Both sides of Monty's family were from Ukraine and settled in Winnipeg, Can...

2014-03-11

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Popcorn and Fundraising at Intermission: Memories of New York Yiddish and English Theaters and Movie Houses

Fay Webern, New York City native and writer of historical, literary non-fiction, describes two of the movie theaters that she attended regularly as a child, and shares the story of her mother collecting dishes at the Palestine Theater.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

It Started On Stage: My Great Love with Yiddish Actor, Itzhak Turkow

Shura Grinhoyz-Turkow—Yiddish actress and activist born in Bialystok, now living in Israel—describes love with Itzhok Turkow after meeting through theater.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Stella Adler and The Group Theatre

Ellen Adler Oppenheim, daughter of actress Stella Adler and granddaughter of Yiddish actors Jacob and Sara Adler, discusses her family's involvement with the Group Theater.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Reading Yiddish Literature in a Time of National Reckoning, A Panel Discussion Moderated by Rachel Rubinstein

Rachel Rubinstein ; Jessica Kirzane

October 15, 2020

Part of Yiddish Book Center Recorded Programs