Art & Photography Books:

The Moscow Yiddish Theater

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

The Moscow Yiddish Theater

Art on Stage in the Time of Revolution

Format

Hardback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

The Moscow Yiddish Theater by Benjamin Harshav
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

"The tasks of world theater serve us as the tasks of our theater, and only language distinguishes us from others."-A. Granovsky, first director, GOSET The Moscow Yiddish Theater (later called GOSET) was born in 1919 and almost immediately became one of the most remarkable avant-garde theaters in Europe. It flourished in the 1920s but under Bolshevik pressure soon lost much of the originality that had distinguished it. In 1948 Stalin's henchmen slaughtered GOSET's legendary actor and director Solomon Mikhoels, and the theater was liquidated. This book focuses not on how the theater was persecuted but on its ambitious beginnings as a revolutionary organization of passionate artistic exploration. The book brings to English readers for the first time selected writings that reflect the aesthetics and politics of the Yiddish revolutionary theater. The book also incorporates miraculously salvaged images of Marc Chagall's famous theater murals, as well as paintings of costumes and stage sets created by the best artists of the day. These illustrations, discovered only after the fall of the Soviet Union, have never been published before. With emphasis on the theater's early achievements and its centrality in Moscow's burgeoning theater world, the book makes a major contribution to the understanding of modern Jewish culture and the art of theater.

Author Biography

Benjamin Harshav is professor of comparative literature, J. & H. Blaustein Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature, and professor of Slavic languages and literatures, Yale University. He has published widely on Marc Chagall, Yiddish and Hebrew poetry, and literary theory, and in 2005 he was awarded the Emet Prize, the highest prize given in Israel for achievements in art, science, and culture. Barbara Harshav is a prolific translator from French, German, Hebrew, and Yiddish and teaches translation at Yale University. The Harshavs live in New Haven, CT.
Release date NZ
January 9th, 2008
Contributors
Translated by Barbara Harshav Translated by Benjamin Harshav
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
43 b-w + 39 color illus.
Imprint
Yale University Press
Pages
248
Dimensions
178x235x17
ISBN-13
9780300115130
Product ID
1821938

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 739 Banana Points