Click Here to Read: Together Dancing Cheek to Cheek by Paul Levy on the Plain English Website on April 20, 2015.
Archive for the 'Plays' Category
Click Here to Read: Cymbeline: Michael Almereyda returns to Shakespeare By David Walsh on The World Socialist Web Site on April 11m 2015.
Click Here to Read: Yiddish Theater to Join Forces With Heritage Museum Partnership could give group a permanent home for the first time in more than four decades By Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal on March 30, 2015.
PHOTO: MICHAEL PRIEST
Click Here to Read: The Drama of Henrietta Schnitzer By Chana Pollack on the Forward website on March 26, 2015.
Click Here to Read: Yiddish Production of ‘Death of a Salesman’ Coming to Off-Broadway by Andrew R. Chow in The New York Times on March 22, 2015.
Click Here to Read: Once a Kingdom: The Life of Maurice Schwartz and the Yiddish Art Theatre by Martin Boris on The Museum of Family History website.
Click Here to Read: In Boston, Klezmer musical spoofs Jewish infighting: Based on a novel by Israel Zangwill, ‘The King of Second Avenue’ pits an uptown Ashkenazi mogul against a downtown Sephardi ‘schnorrer’ with nothing but ‘kishkes’
BY Matt Lebovic in The Israel Times on February 20, 2015.
Click Here to Read: Northwestern University Professor David E. Tolchinsky’s Debut Play to Premiere in NYC on the Broadway World Chicago Website on February 5, 2015.
Click Here to Read: Goethe-Institut Boston to Present A Case Named Freud, Commemorating 70th Anniversary of the Holocaust on the Broadway World website on December 23, 2014.
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)
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.
Click Here to Read: Therapist and Patient Share a Theater of Hurt by Corey Kilgannon in The New York Times on November 5, 2014.
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.
Click Here to Read: Ghosts In The Sukkah by Ted Merwin in The Jewish Week on Ocboter 13, 2014.
Scenes from Jennie Romaine and Shane Baker’s “The Haunted Sukke.” JH. Borts.
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…)
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…)
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’
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.
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,