Archive for the 'Plays' Category

Kenneth Lonergan Is the Greatest Jewish Playwright You Didn’t Know Was Jewish

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Kenneth Lonergan Is the Greatest Jewish Playwright You Didn’t Know Was Jewish ‘This Is Our Youth,’ with Tavi Gevinson and Michael Cera, portrays the ‘pathetic remnants of Upper West Side Jewish liberalism’ By Tal Kra-Oz on the Tablet website on December 3, 2014.

Michael Cera and Tavi Gevinson in a scene from ‘This Is Our Youth.’ (Brigitte Lacombe)

Behind the Urbane Wit, a Crackling Fervor for His Art Ben Brantley on Mike Nichols

Friday, November 21st, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Behind the Urbane Wit, a Crackling Fervor for His Art Ben Brantley on Mike Nichols By Ben Brantley in The New York Times on November. 20, 2014.

Click Here to Read: Mike Nichols, Urbane Director Loved by Crowds and Critics, Dies at 83 By Bruce Weber in The New York Times on November 20, 2014.

Therapist and Patient Share a Theater of Hurt

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Therapist and Patient Share a Theater of Hurt by Corey Kilgannon in The New York Times on November 5, 2014.

The Chairs at CMP

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  A production of the play, The Chairs on  Friday, November 7, 2014 • 7:30-9:30 PM at  CMPS, 16 West 10th Street, New York City.

Ghosts In The Sukkah

Friday, October 17th, 2014

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Scenes from Jennie Romaine and Shane Baker’s “The Haunted Sukke.”  JH. Borts.

Mozart and Freud Visit New York City with CFS

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Save the Date! MOZART and FREUD VISIT NEW YORK CITY
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 8:00 – 10:00pm, Collation to follow

This one act play, written by Julie Jaffee Nagel is a conversation between Mozart and Freud discussing Freud’s disclaimers about music and Mozart’s counterclaim that he could only express himself through music. These two icons engage in a lively discussion about their feelings regarding music and psychoanalysis. Specifically we learn about Mozart and some of the dynamics that contributed to his great piano Sonata, K 310 in A Minor. Following Freud and Mozart’s discussion, the entire Sonata will be performed by Louis Nagel. (more…)

News & Events at YIVO

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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Taras Shevchenko:
Ukrainian Nationalism, Poetry, and the Jews
Tuesday, September 30 | 7:00pm
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On Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko’s bicentennial, distinguished literary scholars Gennady Estraikh (NYU; YIVO), Peter Fedynsky, Amelia Glaser, and Myroslav Shkandrij discuss Shevchenko’s impact on Jewish intellectuals, Ukrainian-Jewish collaboration, and the relationship between poetry and politics. Read more…
This program is sponsored by the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter. (more…)

Shakespeare scholar disputes decision-reversal by journal

Monday, September 15th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Shakespeare scholar disputes decision-reversal by journal  by Matthew Reisz on The Higher Education Times on September 11, 2014.

SOURCE: SAM GOLDWYN/RENAISSANCE FILMS/BBC/KOBAL Ado in academia: one of the journal’s editors claimed that the professor’s paper on Shakespeare was ‘unscholarly’

Just added! This Sunday, Talkback Follows Godot Performance

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

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David Mandelbaum, left, and Shane Baker in “Waiting for Godot.” (Cordula Treml, New York Times)

Somewhat astonishingly, one of the most enigmatic plays of the 20th century — Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” — is now making total sense. In Yiddish.

Sunday, September 14, 2014 | 2:00pm | Purchase
Use ticket code WAIT35 and save 20% off! (more…)

Watch Lucky’s Waiting for Godot Speech in Yiddish

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

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Click here to Read:  Watch Lucky’s Waiting for Godot Speech in Yiddish By Jesse Green on the Vulture.com website on Septermber 2, 2014,

In Performance: A Yiddish ‘Waiting for Godot’

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

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Click Here to Read and View:  In Performance: A Yiddish ‘Waiting for Godot’ By Erik Piepenburg in The New York Times on October 1, 2013.

Freud’s Botanical Monograph Revisited, by Robert L. Lippman

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Freud’s Botanical Monograph Revisited, by Robert L. Lippman, Ph.D. A revision of his talk at  the Types of Phylogenetic Memory Conference held in Vienna in 2006.

Click Here to Read:  Freud In Rome: It Takes a Little Courage, a play by Robert L. Lippman on this website.

Click Here to Read:  Freud’s Dream “Castle By The Sea” (May, 1898) Revisited by Robert L . Lippman on this website, (more…)

Ann and Aaron Look on as Freud on His Deathbed Turns the Pages Of Balzac’s La Peau De Chagrin

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

BalzakBookClick Here to Read:  Ann and Aaron Look on as Freud on His Deathbed Turns the Pages Of Balzac’s La Peau De Chagrin A Two-Scene Play For Reading By Robert L. Lippman. This play is previously unpublished.

Click Here to Read:  Freud’s Dream “Castle By The Sea” (May, 1898) Revisited by Robert L . Lippman on this website.

Click Here to Read: Freud In Rome: It Takes a Little Courage, a play by Robert L. Lippman on this website.

Eli Wallach (1915-2014): Major character actor of stage, screen and television

Friday, June 27th, 2014

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Clck Here to Read:  Eli Wallach (1915-2014): Major character actor of stage, screen and television By Fred Mazelis June 27, 2014.

Ruby Dee, American actress and activist, dead at 91

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Ruby Dee, American actress and activist, dead at 91 By David Walsh on the World Socialist WEb Site on June 14, 2014.

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Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014

Friday, June 13th, 2014

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Click Here to Read and View:  Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014.  Anxiety 2014 is a new London-wide arts festival, curated by the Mental Health Foundation. Taking place at multiple venues throughout June 2014.

Break a leg – or get shot: the Jewish actors who braved Stalin’s terror

Monday, June 9th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Break a leg – or get shot: the Jewish actors who braved Stalin’s terror. The Moscow State Yiddish Theatre had to please Stalin and his henchmen or face dreadful consequences. How did it manage to thrive for so long? by David Schneider on The Guardian website on June 8, 2014.

The Moscow State Yiddish Theatre on stage in 1940, with Solomon Mikhoels centre. Photograph: Sovfoto/UIG via Getty Images

Theater J’s Thought-Provoking Freud’s Last Session

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  BWW Reviews: Theater J’s Thought-Provoking Freud’s Last Session 👤y Benjamin Tomchik on the BroadwayWorld.com website on May 20, 2014.

Imagining if Anne Frank had lived to tell her story

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

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Click Here To Read:   Imagining if Anne Frank had lived to tell her story: New play based on World War II diary goes beyond her death in Bergen-Belsen at age 15 BY Cnaan Liphshiz on the Times of Israel website on  May 10, 2014.

Program change: Graziella Rossi to perform “How is this Professor Freud…?” May 21 in lieu of “Sabina Spielrein”

Friday, May 9th, 2014

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Please note that in lieu of the one-woman play Sabina Spielrein, LBI and the Zürich Meets New York Festival will present the following theatrical performance featuring Graziella Rossi.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 7:00 PM | Lecture and Staged Reading

“How is this Professor Freud, and how does he actually behave?” Diary of an Analysis, April 1921
Swiss Actress Graziella Rossi (more…)