Click Here to Read: How to Succeed on Broadway! Why is Arthur Miller one of the most lauded American playwrights—and one of the most vilified? By Alisa Solomon in The Nation on April 20, 2016.
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Click Here to Read: How Shakespeare Lives Now by Stephen Greenblatt in The New York Review of Books Issue on April 21, 2016 Issue.
Click Here to Read: Freud on Shakespeare: A Approach to Psychopathic Chararcters by by Chin-Jung Chis in the Chang Gung Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 5:1 (April 2012), 33-56.
Click Here to Read: Psychology Sunday: William Shakespeare on this website
Click Here to Read: Back With ‘Vengeance’: ‘Indecent’ Examines a Lost History: Sholem Asch’s contested Yiddish classic is grist for Vogel and Taichman’s meditative new play-within-a-play by Frank Rizzo on the American Theatre website on April 19, 2016.
Click Here to Read: Marx, Freud, Hitler, Mandela, Greer… Shakespeare influenced them all on The Conversation website on April 18, 2016.
Even if you’ve never read or seen any of Shakespeare’s works, his influence has touched your life. Photo credits, clockwise from top: Kevin Lamarque, public domain, public domain, public domain, public domain, Mike Tsikas, 20th Century Fox, Mike Hutchings
Click Here to Read: How Shakespeare Lives Now by Stephen Greenblatt in The New York Review of Books in the Aprl 21, 2016 Issue.
John Martin: Macbeth, circa 1820
Click Here to Read: “Attention Must Be Paid”: Death of a Salesman’s Counter-Adapted Yiddish Homecoming by
THE VILNA TROUPE COMES TO THE U.S:. Post by Steven Lasky on the Museum of Yiddish Theatre page on Faceboook.
World War I had begun and the battles raged on between the German and Russian armies. This took a great toll on the citizens that stood between them, especially the Jews. Territory changed hands more than once, especially in such areas as Northeast Poland and Lithuania. Jews in various locations such as Kovno were forced by the Russians to move to other towns or cities such as Vilnius. After a year of fighting, the German army finally broke through the Russian lines and Vilnius was captured.
Click Here to Read: When Yiddish theater gave Broadway a run for its gelt on by Cathryn J. Prince on the Times of Israel Website on March 11, 2016.
Click Here to Read: ‘New York’s Yiddish Theater’ Explores a Fractious Heritage of Melodrama and Musicals By Joseph Berger in The New York Times on March 10, 2016.
Click Here to Read: Review: ‘The Secret Garden,’ a Concert Revival in Which Sadness Morphs Into Joy By Stephen Holden in The New York Times on February 22, 2016
Daisy Eagan as Martha, the chambermaid, and Sydney Lucas as Mary in “The Secret Garden.” Credit Michelle V. Agins/The New York Time
Click Here to Read: Shame and Guilt Drives Several New Productions, Which Is Good for Us by Ben Brantley in the New York Times on February 18, 2016.
Forest Whitaker in the play “Hughie.” SARA KRULWICH / THE NEW YORK TIMES
Click Here to Read: “This Is What Researchers Dream about Finding”: a Fragment about “The Dybbuk” on the YIVO Vilna Collections website on February 10, 2016.
Fragment of manuscript by Michal Weichert in the YIVO materials at the Lithuanian Central
Click Here to Read: Sheldon Harnick Raises the Curtain on ‘Fiddler’ Memories by Masha Leon on the Forward website on January 5, 2016.
‘Fiddler’ lyricist Sheldon Harnick, R, weighed in in on the latest production. With him in this photo is composer Jerry Bock, L, and The Forward’s Masha Leon.
Click Here to Read: The Museum of the Yiddish Theatre in association with the Museum of Family History’s Education and Research Centre presentsYiddish theatre 101: the play in history: Maurice Schwartz’s Yiddish Art Theatre Production of YOSHE KALB, by I. J. Singer
Click Here to Read: New Yiddish Rep to Stage ‘GODOT’ & LAND OF FIRE at Theater for the New City on the Broadway World.com website on November 23, 2015.
Click Here to Read: Scenes From Hysterical: Anna Freud’s Story: A staged reading benefits the Ali Forney Center, which provides housing to homeless LGBT youth in New York City on the curve website on November 15, 2015.
Click Here to Read: Yiddish Breathes New Life Into ‘Death of a Salesman’ by Ezra Glinter on the Forward Website on October 16, 2015
Click Here to Read: ‘DEATH OF A SALESMAN’ IS AMERICAN, NOT YIDDISH: The New Yiddish Rep’s admirable production of the Arthur Miller classic shows how lucky we are the playwright left his Jewish heritage behind By David Mikics on the Tablet Website on October 16, 2015.
Click Here to Read: Discovered in Translation: Actor Avi Hoffman Plays a Yiddish-Speaking Willy Loman on the Stage Buddy website.
Click Here to Read: Arthur Miller’s 100th birthday, a rebirth on Broadway on the Newsday website on October 6,2015.