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Stardust Lost: The Triumph, Tragedy, and Meshugas 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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Synopsis:

An in-depth study of the history of Yiddish theater in America follows it from its origins in nineteenth-century Eastern Europe, its journey to the Lower East Side of New York in 1910s and 1920s with Jewish immigrants, and its ultimate decline in the face of assimilation and changing world events. Reprint.

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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:
9780307547477
Subtitle:
The Triumph, Tragedy, and Meshugas of the Yiddish Theater in America
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Kanfer, Stefan
Author:
Stefan Kanfer
Subject:
History : Jewish - General
Subject:
Jewish - General
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Theater, Yiddish - United States - History
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Drama-History and Theory
Subject:
Judaism-Thought and Culture
Subject:
Religion Western-Jewish History
Subject:
Performing Arts : Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070904
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
368

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Arts and Entertainment » Drama » History and Criticism
History and Social Science » World History » General
Religion » Judaism » History

Stardust Lost: The Triumph, Tragedy, and Meshugas of the Yiddish Theater in America
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Product details 368 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307547477 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An in-depth study of the history of Yiddish theater in America follows it from its origins in nineteenth-century Eastern Europe, its journey to the Lower East Side of New York in 1910s and 1920s with Jewish immigrants, and its ultimate decline in the face of assimilation and changing world events. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , 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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