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The Moscow Yiddish Theater

Benjamin Harshav

The Moscow Yiddish Theater

art on stage in the time of revolution

by Benjamin Harshav

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven, CT .
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StatementBenjamin Harshav ; documents translated by Benjamin Harshav and Barbara Harshav.
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LC ClassificationsPN
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Paginationxiii, 199 p., [32] p. of plates :
Number of Pages199
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Open LibraryOL22769224M
ISBN 109780300115130


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A product of in-depth research in Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian and English ['The Moscow State Yiddish Theater'] not only furthers our knowledge of the Yiddish theater in the Soviet Union, but it also deepens and revises our understanding of the Kremlin's policy toward Jewish society and Cited by:   A vivid portrait of the Moscow Yiddish Theater and its innovations and contributions to the art of the theater in the modern age.

The Moscow Yiddish Theater (later called GOSET) was born in and almost immediately became one of the most remarkable avant-garde theaters in by: 1. A vivid portrait of the Moscow Yiddish Theater and its innovations and contributions to the art of the theater in the modern age.

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In his book The Moscow State Yiddish Theater, historian Jeffrey Veidlinger chronicles the working life of the Moscow State Yiddish Theater, in its intricate and ultimately tragic interaction with the Soviet State. The early years (the theater was organized over the period ) were by. A debut novel of daring originality, The Yid guarantees that you will never think of Stalinist Russia, Shakespeare, theater, Yiddish, or history in the same way again Moscow, February A week before Stalin's death, his final pogrom, "one that would forever rid the Motherland of /5().

The Moscow State Yiddish Theater: Jewish culture on the Soviet stage. [Jeffrey Veidlinger] -- "This is the first book in English to trace the history of the Moscow State Yiddish Theater, founded in and liquidated by the Soviet government in The Moscow State Yiddish Theater: Jewish culture on the.

Her book on the abolition of serfdom, Samoderzhavie i otmena krepostnogo prava v Rossii, [Autocracy and the Abolition of Serfdom in Russia, ] (Moscow, ), is a significant. The Moscow Yiddish Theater, or Jewish Kamerny Theatre in Moscow, or new Yiddish Chamber Theater, directed by Aleksey Granovsky, and with contributors including Marc Chagall, was founded in Petrograd in June as an experimental workshop then became the Moscow State Jewish Theatre.

The Moscow State Yiddish Theatre correspondence consists of telegrams, letters, and a contract, all from October, November, or Decemberall concerning arrangements for a proposed tour of the United States by the Moscow State Yiddish Theatre.

This was ultimately cancelled. The proposed tour of the U.S. by the GOSET troupe was to have. Bryna Wasserman, executive director of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and daughter of Yiddish actress Dora Wasserman, tells the story of her mother's audition for the Moscow State Yiddish.

Its Yiddish theater school, established intrained new cadres of performers for both the Moscow stage and Yiddish theaters throughout the Soviet Union. GOSET emerged in a period in which the Soviet government actively fostered the development of Yiddish language and culture, along with the cultures of other national minorities.

Get Book. Book Description: A vivid portrait of the Moscow Yiddish Theater and its innovations and contributions to the art of the theater in the modern age The Moscow Yiddish Theater (later called GOSET) was born in and almost immediately became one of the most remarkable avant-garde theaters in Europe.

It flourished in the s but. From the Jewish mythical and folkloric plays produced at Habima to the daring, expressionistic Yiddish dramas presented at the Moscow State Yiddish Theater (GOSET), this beautifully illustrated book chronicles the flourishing of Soviet Jewish theater in the s and s.

The Moscow State Jewish (Yiddish) Theatre (Russian: Московский Государственный Еврейский Театр), also known by its acronym GOSET (ГОСЕТ), was a Yiddish theatre company established in and shut down in by the Soviet authorities.

During its time in operation, it served as a prominent expression of Jewish culture in Russia under Joseph Stalin.

Dinah Slepovitch has appeared in the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s Kids and Yiddish: The Reunion Special, KlezKanadaBoris Sandler’s 70th Anniversary Online gala, as well many Yiddish programs by Der Arberter Ring (The Workers Circle) and independently on social media.

Jodi Snyder is an NYC-based actor from Chicago, Illinois. The Moscow State Yiddish Theatre had to please Stalin and his henchmen or face dreadful consequences.

David Schneider on the life – and eventual death – of an extraordinary troupe. Illustrated books depicting the flowering of Yiddish secular culture in Russia between the years View all images The Yiddish Book Collection of the Russian Avant-Garde contains books published between the years by many of the movement’s best known artists.

Yiddish literature - Yiddish literature - Yiddish theatre: European Jewish drama had its origin in the late Middle Ages, when dancers, mimics, and professional jesters entertained at wedding and Purim celebrations.

Amateur Jewish actors began performing door to door during the Purim holiday. Their verse plays combined Bible stories and references to contemporary matters. His attractive new book, The Moscow Yiddish Theatre: Art on Stage at the Time of Revolution, contributes handsomely to the literature on the now celebrated artistry of the Moscow State Yiddish Theatre.

The history of Goset consists of a prologue, two main acts and an epilogue. Founded in in St Petersburg, its creative path was carved out.

The Yiddish-Fest concerts completely filled the gigantic halls of The Music House. The tickets were sold out weeks in advance. Opus #7 at the School of Dramatic Arts.

From the author’s archive. Theater. Moscow is the birthplace of the Stanislavsky method and is still one of the theater capitals of the world. Dora Wasserman and the Moscow Yiddish Theater 2 minutes 6 seconds. Being Dora's Daughter: Bryna Wasserman Reflects 3 minutes 2 seconds.

Hope for the Future of Yiddish Theater the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish. The novel begins with a middle-of-the-night raid on the apartment of Solomon Levinson, a longtime actor with the Moscow State Jewish Theater.

This. Olga Gershenson, Russian Theatre in Israel, A Study of Cultural Colonization, Peter Lang. Publishing,book review Russian Review, forthcoming.

Jeffrey Veidlinger, The Moscow State Yiddish Theater: Jewish Culture on the Soviet Stage. Bloomington: Indiana University Press,Jewish Quarterly Review. Marc Chagall in Moscow The Murals for the Jewish Theater, Part Two. Perhaps because he was the first to visually imagine a totally Yiddish world, mystical and magical, sophisticated and folkish, avant-garde and traditional, Marc Chagall’s ability to capture the modernity of a new Jewish identity left a mark on Yiddish theater in Moscow.

He is the author of In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms of and the Onset of the Holocaust and the award-winning books The Moscow State Yiddish Theater: Jewish Culture on the Soviet Stage (), Jewish Public Culture in the Late Russian Empire (), and In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in Soviet Ukraine.

Yiddish theater in Russia has a separate history. There had been theater within the Pale of Settlement, though almost never in Moscow or St. Petersburg, where very few Jews were allowed residence permits.

The Russian Revolution of brought about a great artistic flowering. During the s and s, the director Boris Vershilov (Vesterman; –) worked in the Moscow Art Theater and studios connected with it; he also directed for the Jewish theaters Habimah, Freikunst, and the Ukrainian State Yiddish Theater.

Il’ia Sats (–), composer of the music for many stage productions, served as director. The national Jewish theatre was founded in Moscow shortly after the Russian Revolution ofwith two Jewish theatres opening in Moscow in Performances were given in Hebrew at Gabima Russian: Габима, and in Yiddish at GOSET Russian: ГОСЕТ, which is short for the State Jewish Theatre Russian: Gosudarstvennyi evreyskiy teatr.

NEW YORK CITY AND SAN FRANCISCO: Marc Chagall's tall, supersaturated watercolors of Moscow Yiddish theatrical life lure you in. In one of the gallery rooms of "Chagall and the Artists of the Russian Jewish Theater, "--on view through March 22 at the Jewish Museum of New York and April Sept.

8 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco--Chagall's. Yiddish theatre closed down, and in Stalin “purged” the Soviet Union of its remaining Yiddish artists, murdering thirteen of the most important ones on the so-called “Night of Murdered Poets”.

Finally, ina mysterious fire broke out in the archives of the Moscow State Yiddish Chamber Theatre. Book Review: 'The Yid,' By Paul on their way to arrest a Red Army veteran and onetime Moscow State Jewish Theater actor named Solomon Shimonovich Levinson.

"Had there been a Yiddish. Moscow State Jewish Theater School (MGETU) The archive of the Moscow State Jewish Theater School () forms part of the GOSET archive. E.B. Loiter and S.M. Mikhoels established the Moscow Jewish Theater Training School in ; init became the Moscow State Jewish Theater School at GOSET.

Professor Debra Caplan (Baruch College) details their history in her new book, Yiddish Empire: The Vilna Troupe, Jewish Theater, and the Art of Itinerancy.

Their success eventually grew to encompass 10 troupes, and established a “global brand” offering shows around the world. Seymour Levitan's translation of "A New House" originally appeared in Pakn Treger 35 (Winter ), and was reprinted in in our anthology, The Abandoned Book and Other Yiddish Stories.

In only a few short pages, it manages to explore central Korn themes: wandering, home, and the capacity of aesthetic creation. Benjamin Harshav has 24 books on Goodreads with ratings. Benjamin Harshav’s most popular book is Only Yesterday.

The Moscow Yiddish Theater: Art on Stage in the Time of Revolution by. Benjamin Harshav, Barbara Harshav (Translation). He is the author of numerous articles and books, including The Moscow State Yiddish Theater: Jewish Culture on the Soviet Stage (), which won a National Jewish Book Award and the Barnard Hewitt Award for Theatre Scholarship and was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title.

Professor Shneer ends the interview by recalling speaking to the Yiddish Club of Moscow at an event at the Shalom Theater in Although most members were not fluent in Yiddish, Professor Shneer describes being moved by their request that he address them in Yiddish.

He concludes by reflecting on post-Soviet Jewish life in Moscow. The world-famous Yiddish theater that eventually became known as the Vilna Troupe had its beginnings under remarkable and completely unexpected circumstances.

Moscow Russian art theater. In. Bryna Wasserman, executive director of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and daughter of Yiddish actress Dora Wasserman, reflects on the beginning of.

Shneer was among the first scholars to gain access to the Soviet archives, most importantly: the archive of the Moscow Yiddish newspaper, Der .Like theater in many cultures, Jewish theater has religious roots.

The spring holiday of Purim was once the only time in the Jewish calendar that religious authorities permitted shpiel (play) making. The first Purim plays, which began to develop in the 12th century, acted out the story of the Jews’ deliverance told in the Book of Esther, which easily lends itself to dramatic and comedic.