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The Resource Stardust lost : the triumph, tragedy, and mishugas of the Yiddish theater in America, Stefan Kanfer

Stardust lost : the triumph, tragedy, and mishugas of the Yiddish theater in America, Stefan Kanfer

Label
Stardust lost : the triumph, tragedy, and mishugas of the Yiddish theater in America
Title
Stardust lost
Title remainder
the triumph, tragedy, and mishugas of the Yiddish theater in America
Statement of responsibility
Stefan Kanfer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Writer Kanfer traces the meteoric rise, precipitous fall, and lasting mark of Yiddish theater on American theater, film, and culture in general. The venues in New York City have all gone. So have the performers and their immigrant audiences. But here they live again as Kanfer meticulously unravels the history of Jewish theater. He begins with the drama of the Old Testament and moves to the cultural explosions of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, the oppressions of nineteenth-century Eastern Europe, and the pogroms of czarist Russia. Fleeing anti-Semitic edicts, the Jews of Eastern Europe push westward, migrating first to England and then to America. With them come the extravagant personages who bring drama--in every sense of the word--to Manhattan's Lower East Side. Kanfer invokes the energy and chutzpah it took to establish and run the thriving, influential theaters, and reveals the drama and comedy that played out nightly behind the scenes as well as onstage.--From publisher description
  • "In Stardust Lost, Stefan Kanfer brings the colorful Yiddish stage roaring back to life. Born of ancient traditions stretching back to the drama of the Old Testament, the Yiddish theater was a vibrant part of the immigrant experience. Kanfer invokes the energy, belief, and pure chutzpah it took to establish and run the thriving, influential theaters. He reveals the nightly drama and comedy that played out behind the scenes as well as onstage, and introduces all the players{u2014}actors, divas, playwrights, directors, and producers{u2014}who made it possible. A richly evocative chronicle of its brief but dazzling existence in America, this is both an elegy for and a tribute to Yiddish theater{u2014}lost, but not forgotten."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kanfer, Stefan
Dewey number
792.089/924073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3035
LC item number
.K36 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Theater, Yiddish
Label
Stardust lost : the triumph, tragedy, and mishugas of the Yiddish theater in America, Stefan Kanfer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The second son
  • Ch. 5.
  • Father and sons
  • Ch. 6.
  • I will write you a better play than this Hamlet
  • Ch. 7.
  • The Jew of the ages
  • Ch. 8.
  • Moishe the insatiable
  • Ch. 9.
  • Introduction : two extremes
  • With God's help, I starved to death
  • Ch. 10.
  • Luftmenschn and Schnorrers
  • Ch. 11.
  • An amalgam of Frankenstein and Marx
  • Ch. 12.
  • This bastard is underplaying me to death!
  • Ch. 13.
  • A Jewish Peter Pan
  • Ch. 14.
  • Ch. 1.
  • A giant made of clay
  • Ch. 15.
  • Total, unquestioned Chutzpah
  • Ch. 16.
  • A low dishonest decade
  • Ch. 17.
  • Forgetting the human disaster
  • Ch. 18.
  • Escaping into our problems
  • The four ingredients
  • Ch. 2.
  • The father
  • Ch. 3.
  • The first son
  • Ch. 4.
Control code
64511163
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiv, 324 pages 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400042883
Lccn
2006041034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781400042883
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Stardust lost : the triumph, tragedy, and mishugas of the Yiddish theater in America, Stefan Kanfer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The second son
  • Ch. 5.
  • Father and sons
  • Ch. 6.
  • I will write you a better play than this Hamlet
  • Ch. 7.
  • The Jew of the ages
  • Ch. 8.
  • Moishe the insatiable
  • Ch. 9.
  • Introduction : two extremes
  • With God's help, I starved to death
  • Ch. 10.
  • Luftmenschn and Schnorrers
  • Ch. 11.
  • An amalgam of Frankenstein and Marx
  • Ch. 12.
  • This bastard is underplaying me to death!
  • Ch. 13.
  • A Jewish Peter Pan
  • Ch. 14.
  • Ch. 1.
  • A giant made of clay
  • Ch. 15.
  • Total, unquestioned Chutzpah
  • Ch. 16.
  • A low dishonest decade
  • Ch. 17.
  • Forgetting the human disaster
  • Ch. 18.
  • Escaping into our problems
  • The four ingredients
  • Ch. 2.
  • The father
  • Ch. 3.
  • The first son
  • Ch. 4.
Control code
64511163
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiv, 324 pages 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400042883
Lccn
2006041034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781400042883
Other physical details
illustrations

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