The Accidental Rise of the Modern Yiddish Theater – Post Event Discussion

July 23, 2020    
7:30 pm

 7:30pm-8:30PM- Post-event conversation hosted by Anna Rubin

The Accidental Rise of the Modern Yiddish Theater explores the particular social, commercial, cultural, linguistic, and historical circumstances that gave rise to the first public performances of Yiddish operetta in Romania and Russia from 1876 to 1883. These performances kickstarted the global cultural phenomenon that became the modern Yiddish theater. Under what circumstances was this complex institution allowed to grow? And what accident of history—without which there may have been no Yiddish theater—lies at the intersection of all of these circumstances?

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