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The Moscow State Yiddish Theater : Jewish culture on the Soviet stage, Jeffrey Veidlinger

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The Moscow State Yiddish Theater : Jewish culture on the Soviet stage
Title
The Moscow State Yiddish Theater
Title remainder
Jewish culture on the Soviet stage
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Veidlinger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first book in English to trace the history of the Moscow State Yiddish Theater, founded in 1919 and liquidated by the Soviet government in 1949. Since the conventional view of the fate of Jews in Soviet Russia is that, from the beginning, the Soviet state pursued policies aimed at stamping out Jewish culture, it is surprising to learn that from the 1920s through World War II, secular Yiddish culture was actively promoted, and Yiddish cultural institutions thrived, supported by the Soviet government, albeit for its own propaganda purposes. Drawing from newly available archives, Jeffrey Veidlinger uses the dramatic story of the Moscow State Yiddish Theater, the premiere secular Jewish cultural institution of the Soviet era, to demonstrate how Jewish writers and artists were able to promote Jewish national culture within the confines of Soviet nationality policies. He shows how a stellar group of artists, writers, choreographers, directors, and actors led by Solomon Mikhoels brought to life shtetl fables, biblical heroes, Israelite lore, exilic laments, and dilemmas of contemporary life under the guise of conventional socialist realism before the theater and many of its principal figures fell victim to Stalinist anti-semitism and xenophobia after World War II."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
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Veidlinger, Jeffrey
Dewey number
792/0947/31
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3035
LC item number
.V45 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Jewish literature and culture
  • Indiana-Michigan series in Russian and East European studies
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  • Theater, Yiddish
  • Moskovskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ evreĭskiĭ teatr
Label
The Moscow State Yiddish Theater : Jewish culture on the Soviet stage, Jeffrey Veidlinger
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-341) 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
Introduction: Soviet Jewish culture or Soviet culture in Yiddish? -- "Let's perform a miracle": the creation of the Moscow State Yiddish Theater -- Comrades from the center: state, party, and stage -- Wandering stars: tour and reconstruction -- The court is in session: judgment postponed -- Where are the Maccabees?: the heroic past -- One generation passes away: the great terror -- Brother Jews: Mikhoels and the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee -- Our people live: the Yiddish theater during World War II -- This is a bad omen: the last act -- Conclusion: The Moscow State Yiddish Theater
Control code
43662234
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 356 pages
Isbn
9780253337849
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
00035004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Moscow State Yiddish Theater : Jewish culture on the Soviet stage, Jeffrey Veidlinger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-341) 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
Introduction: Soviet Jewish culture or Soviet culture in Yiddish? -- "Let's perform a miracle": the creation of the Moscow State Yiddish Theater -- Comrades from the center: state, party, and stage -- Wandering stars: tour and reconstruction -- The court is in session: judgment postponed -- Where are the Maccabees?: the heroic past -- One generation passes away: the great terror -- Brother Jews: Mikhoels and the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee -- Our people live: the Yiddish theater during World War II -- This is a bad omen: the last act -- Conclusion: The Moscow State Yiddish Theater
Control code
43662234
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 356 pages
Isbn
9780253337849
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
00035004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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