Stardust Lost

The Triumph, Tragedy, and Meshugas of the Yiddish Theater in America
Product Number: EB00170735
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307547477
Publisher: Vintage
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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-actors, divas, playwrights, directors, and producers-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-lost, but not forgotten.

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Author(s): Stefan Kanfer
Original Publish Date: Mar 12, 2009

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