Nov 20, 2016
London - New York, or The Great British Yiddish Theatre Brain Drain
We Brits have been sending some of our finest actors across the Atlantic for as long as anyone can remember. Charlie Chaplin, Vivien Leigh, Kate Winslet, Christian Bale… the list goes on and on.
Nov 09, 2016
Dragging the Netherlands into a Global World: Yiddish Theatre and the Ansky Society
Unlike most interwar Yiddish-speaking communities, Yiddish speakers in the Netherlands never established a permanent Yiddish theatre, but they did establish the Ansky Society.
Oct 24, 2016
Franz Kafka’s Vagabond Stars
On February 18 1912, a Prague businessman and little-known German-language writer named Franz Kafka introduced an evening of Yiddish literary recitations in the city’s Jewish Town Hall.
Sep 29, 2016
A Yiddish Musical That Never Was
Camp Boiberik opened in the 1920s and closed in 1979, and if you will indulge a momentary digression form the topic, allow me to illustrate the importance of the camp to the subject matter