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Yiddish Theatre Course – Session 3

February 23, 2023 @ 4:30 pm 6:00 pm

In recent years, Yiddish has made a comeback. Jews all over the world are reclaiming and reviving the language of their ancestors. This extends into the arts as well, from the popular web-series Yid-Life Crisis to the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, whose acclaimed Yiddish-language production of “Fiddler on the Roof” will soon be starting a national tour.

This course led by Elliot Lazar will explore the history of Yiddish theatre in both Europe and North America through close engagement with Yiddish plays combined with historical context. How did Ansky’s The Dybbuk inspire Chayefsky’s “The Tenth Man?”  How did Vogel’s “Indecent” renew interest in Asch’s “God of Vengeance?” Like a good Yid, theater answers one question with another, creating a dialogue that has been going on for centuries and will continue long after we’re gone.

Elliot has performed across Canada and the United States, appearing in plays, musicals, operas, films, and in concert. For more information on his work, click HERE. 

All are welcome.

Click HERE to join by Zoom after 4:15 pm.

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