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Thumbnail image for  A Brief History of the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theater
  • Aron Gonshor - actor in the Montreal Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre and surgeon - recounts the history of The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theater, of which he has been a longtime member.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Bernie Agranoff, scientist and professor at the University of Michigan, whose uncle was a Yiddish theater prompter in Detroit, remembers a story where a Yiddish theater actor, usually cast as a Hasid, made a humorous mistake during a different role.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for "His Voice was Louder than the Actors": My Uncle was a Prompter in the Detroit Yiddish Theater
  • Bernie Agranoff, scientist and professor at the University of Michigan, whose uncle was a Yiddish theater prompter in Detroit, tells stories about his uncle - a prompter in the Detroit Yiddish theater.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for Yiddish Theater Has Never Been One Single Thing
  • Motl Didner, associate artistic director of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, explains that "Yiddish theater" has never been a monolithic, singular entity as some would allege, but rather is characterized by a multiplicity of shows, styles,...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for Father Was a Yiddish Prompter for Yiddish Plays
  • Jean Fidelman Kopelman Haber, daughter of Yiddish theater prompter and cousin of English-language novelist Bernard Malamud, discusses her father's career as a Yiddish theater prompter.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for Being Dora's Daughter: Bryna Wasserman Reflects
  • Bryna Wasserman, executive director of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and daughter of Yiddish actress Dora Wasserman, talks about her mother's career and what it was like growing up immersed in theater.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for An Early Career in Yiddish Theater: Rick Grossman Reflects
  • Rick Grossman, actor and part of a Yiddish theater family, describes the beginnings of his career in Yiddish theater at six years old. He remembers how his parents brought him into the theater because he could sing and dance and had a big voice, and...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for My Grandparents Samuel B. and Fannie Grossman: Pioneers of Yiddish Theater
  • Rick Grossman, actor and part of a Yiddish theater family, describes his grandparents, Samuel B. and Fannie Grossman, as pioneers of Yiddish Theater because they moved on from the "Meccas" of theater, New York and Philadelphia, to find Jewish...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for "Everything Stems from The Dybbuk": Impact of the Yiddish and Theater on My Life
  • Lester Thomas Shane, son of Yiddish actor Sam Shane, talks about Yiddish theater as the root of his identity and the process of learning Yiddish later in life.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for Yidish ṭeaṭer in Poyln
  • טורקאװ-גרודבערג, יצחק
  • Turkow-Grudberg, Isaac, 1906-1970
  • Ṿarshe : Yidish-bukh
1951
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

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