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Stardust Lost: The Triumph, Tragedy, and Mishugas of the Yiddish Theater in America

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In Stardust Lost, Stefan Kanfer brings the colorful Yiddish stage roaring back to life.

Born of ancient traditions stretching back to the drama of the Old Testament, the Yiddish theater was a vibrant part of the immigrant experience. Kanfer invokes the energy, belief, and pure chutzpah it took to establish and run the thriving, influential theaters. He reveals the nightly drama and comedy that played out behind the scenes as well as onstage, and introduces all the players—actors, divas, playwrights, directors, and producers—who made it possible. A richly evocative chronicle of its brief but dazzling existence in America, this is both an elegy for and a tribute to Yiddish theater—lost, but not forgotten.

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About the Author

Stefan Kanfer is the author of The Eighth Sin, A Summer World, The Last Empire, and Serious Business. He was a writer and editor at Time for more than twenty years. A Literary Lion of the New York Public Library and the recipient of numerous writing awards, Kanfer is currently in the Distinguished Writer program at Southampton College, Long Island University. He lives in New York City and on Cape Cod.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400078035
Author:
Kanfer, Stefan
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Manufactured:
Vintage Books
Author:
Kanfer, Stephan
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Jewish - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Theater, Yiddish - United States - History
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 PP. BandW
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.96x5.28x.77 in. .75 lbs.

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