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Yiddish Theater

I have a beginner’s interested in the Yiddish theater and it’s plays.

(for anyone who is knowledgable about this can you please describe to a novice what they were and what distinguishes them apart from being spoken in Yiddish and that it was predominately shown in Jewish areas in Europe (specifically Central & Eastern Europe) up until the early 20th century.

• What were they usually about?

• Were they socially conscious plays? or were they expressionistic, hyperrealistic?

• Why was it important (especially to it’s Jewish audience)?

• Were they comical? or tragic?

• What were some of the best or memorable or even underrated plays from the Yiddish theater?

Thank you 🙂

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