Archive for the 'Plays' Category

The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem: The Remarkable Life and Afterlife of the Man Who Created Tevye.  Jeremy Dauber’s biography looks at how Fiddler on the Roof came to represent the ultimate Americanisation of Jewish culture,  Reviewed by J. Hoberman on the Guardian website on April 11, 2014,

Henry Goodman as Tevye at the Savoy theatre in 2007. Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian

The Freud/Ferenczi Letters at WCSPP

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Save the Date:
The Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

40th ANNIVERSARY GALA & FUNDRAISER

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:00 pm Community Unitarian Church “Sanctuary” White Plains, New York

THE FREUD/FERENCZI LETTERS A Night of Psychoanalytic Theatre (more…)

Ann and Aaron Look on as Freud in his death-bed turns the pages of Balzac’s La Peau de Chagrin

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  ANN AND AARON LOOK ON AS  FREUD  ON HIS DEATH- BED TURNS THE PAGES OF BALZAC’S  La PEAU de CHAGRIN A Two-Scene  Play For Reading By Robert L. Lippman.

Freud’s’ Women

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Freud’s’ Women  by Savyon Liebrecht at the Boston Playwright’s Theatre  on the BU Today website.

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Uta Hagen Defies Analysis / Star rises above dense Freudian talk in `Mrs. Klein’

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Uta Hagen Defies Analysis / Star rises above dense Freudian talk in `Mrs. Klein’  by Steven Wiin in the San Francisco  Chronicle on  August 8, 1996.

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As Denzel Washington opens ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ on Broadway, Ellen Handler Spitz’ ‘Illuminating Childhood’ explores the play’s significance

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   As Denzel Washington opens ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ on Broadway, Ellen Handler Spitz’ ‘Illuminating Childhood’ explores the play’s significance by Shalin Manning on the University of Michigan Press website on March 6, 2014.

Israeli Stage to Host Award-Winning Playwright Savyon Liebrecht

Friday, February 28th, 2014

SavyonLiebrechtClick Here to Read:   Israeli Stage to Host Award-Winning Playwright Savyon Liebrecht   3/20-4/1 on the Broadway World Boston website on February 27, 2014.

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The Christian on the Psychiatrist’s Couch

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The Christian on the Psychiatrist’s Couch by Hal Gordon in Highbrow magazine on February 17, 2014.

Review of Freud’s Last Session by Merle Molofsky

Friday, January 31st, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Review of Freud’s Last Session by Merle Molofsky.

Review of “The Dybbuk”

Monday, January 13th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Review of “The Dybbuk”, A Play Written and Directed by Julia Pascal, Reviewed by Merle Molofsky.

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Yedies fun YIVO / YIVO NEWS

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

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Music Treasures of the American Yiddish Theater: Interview with Matt Temkin
On Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm, YIVO will celebrate the work of the most popular composers from the golden age of Yiddish American theater, otherwise known as the “big four of Second Avenue”: Abraham Ellstein, Alexander Olshanetsky, Sholom (more…)

Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock in New York City

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock in New York City By David Walsh on the  World Socialist Web Site on  December 1, 2013.

Patrícia Vieira and Michael Marder on Stay, Illusion!’

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

webster_critchley-243x366Click Here to Read: Patrícia Vieira and Michael Marder on Stay, Illusion! The Anatomy of Disgust on the Los Angeles Review of Books website on November 18th, 2013.

Click Here to Listen To: ‘ Stay, Illusion!’: Re-reading Hamlet on the QKED website on August 20, 2013.

Click Here to Read: Hamlet: A Love Story on this website

Click here to Read: Critchley and Webster Study Hamlet’s Complicated Grief on this Website.

Tale of Holocaust survival becomes an opera

Monday, November 11th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Tale of Holocaust survival becomes an opera by Emily Holland on  the GW Hatchet website on  November 8, 2013.

Media Credit: Photo courtesy of Walter Reich The opera inspired by Nehuda Yir’s life was first presented as an exhibit at Gelman Library.

Jan Kott Would Have Loved ‘Waiting for Godot’ in Yiddish

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Jan Kott Would Have Loved ‘Waiting for Godot’ in Yiddish. No, He Didn’t Speak Yiddish.  I was reminded of the Polish critic and Shakespeare scholar at the New Yiddish Rep’s production of Beckett’s masterpiece By Frances Brent|November 6, 2013.

Reunion in postwar Paris: Jan Kott, Maryna Zagórska, Jerzy Zagórski (Catholic poet and translator), and Lidia Kott. During the war, Jan Kott and the Zagórskis were members of the Polish underground. (Courtesy of Michael Kott)

Psychoanalyze This!

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Psychoanalyze This! by Ted Merwin in The Jewish Week on October 22, 2013.

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‘Waiting for Godot’ Reimagined as Yiddish Kvechathon

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

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Click Here to Read: ‘Waiting for Godot’ Reimagined as Yiddish Kvechathon
By Masha Leon on The Jewish Daily Forward Website on September 30, 2013.

Rafael Goldwaser, David Mandelbaum, Shane Baker, Avi Hoffman, Moshe Yassur and Nicholas Jenkins

Some Psychoanalytic Reflections on Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice

Monday, September 30th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Some Psychoanalytic Reflections on Thomas Mann’s  Death in Venice by Gerald J. Gargiulo.

This paper is previously unpublished.

Support Psychoanalysis and the Arts! with NYPSI

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

See Final Analysis Off-Broadway, and support NYPSI at the same time!

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New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute is teaming up with Villa-Hauser Theatrical Development Fdn. on a ticket offer that lets you support NYPSI and enjoy an award-winning show. (more…)

Play: “Signs of Life” at Prague IPA Congress

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Introduction to Prague Performance of “Signs of Life” by Batya R. Monder.

Click Here to Read:  Discussion by  Batya R. Monder, MSW, BCD of Signs of Life International Psychoanalytic Association Congress Prague, August 3, 2013.

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Click Here to Read:  Discussion by Ilany Kogan of Signs of Life, International Psychoanalytic Association Congress Prague, August 3, 2013.