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The Rise of the Modern Yiddish Theater

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1. This book is one of the first scholarly explorations of the work of Avrom Goldfaden, playwright, impresario and pioneer of modern Jewish performance. It considers the ascendancy of the Yiddish theater through Goldfaden’s works.

2. Yiddish theater in Russia offers a unique view of Jewish social life and culture during the late nineteenth century.

3. This book highlights the important traditions of the Yiddish stage during the Jewish enlightenment and grapples with the origins of the modern Jewish theater that has captured the theater-going public in Broadway shows like Fiddler on the Roof and Indecent.

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