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Thumbnail image for A New Generation of Yiddish Theater in Israel
  • Anabella, Yiddish actress, explains how fifty years ago, it was said that Israeli Yiddish theater was only full of older actors. Anabella now sees new generations of young Israelis entering the Yiddish theater scene all the time.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for "You'll Be an Engineer of Hearts": How Jakub Rotbaum Convinced Me to Become an Actress Instead of an Engineer
  • Lea Szlanger, a Yiddish actress born in Poland, describes how a conversation with Jakub Rotbaum—a famous Yiddish theater director, actor and painter—convinced her to go into theater instead of pursuing a career as an engineer.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for "That Brought Down the House": A Yiddish Theater Goof
  • 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 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 Advice for Future Yiddish Theater
  • Yelena Shmulenson – NY-based Yiddish actress from the Former Soviet Union – offers her advice in regards to Yiddish theater. Her advice includes how to improve one's Yiddish for performing and how one can promote and create new Yiddish theater.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for Yiddish Theater is a Mirror to the Jewish Soul
  • Moishe Rosenfeld - Founder of Golden Land Concerts...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for Alyssa Quint on "The Rise of Modern Yiddish Theater"
  • Alyssa Quint joins us this week to talk about her new book, “The Rise of the Modern Yiddish Theater," which examines the beginnings of Yiddish-language theater and delves into one of its brilliant and polarizing figures, Avrom Goldfaden.
Part of The Shmooze Podcast Series
Thumbnail image for How My Grandparents, Samuel B. and Fannie Grossman, Came to Love the Yiddish Theater
  • Rick Grossman, actor and part of a Yiddish theater family, talks about how his grandparents, Samuel B. and Fannie Grossman, came to find Yiddish theater. He explains how his grandmother's influence gave his grandfather a love of playwriting.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for My Career as Yiddish-Speaking Actress in Poland and Israel
  • Lea Szlanger, a Yiddish actress born in Poland, describes the beginning and development of her career as a professional actress—including Yiddish theater greats such as Shimon Dzigan and Joseph Buloff—from the Warsaw Jewish Theater in Poland, and...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for There Are Thousands of Other Yiddish Plays Out There!: A Resurgence of Interest in Yiddish Theater
  • Joel Berkowitz, Director of Jewish Studies and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, comments upon the current state of Yiddish theater and remains optimistic that "the message is getting out there" that there's more to Yiddish theater than just "The...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

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