Ten Yiddish Plays in Translation

Works by Sholem Aleichem, Sholem Asch, I.D. Berkowitz, Peretz Hirshbein, H. Leivick and David Pinski

by Ellen Perecman


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/21/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 426
ISBN : 9781532095832

About the Book

This volume includes works by six Yiddish playwrights: Sholem Aleichem, Sholem Asch, I.D. Berkowitz, Peretz Hirshbein, H. Leivick and David Pinski. These plays were published in the first half of the 20th century, the majority between 1904 and 1923. Preliminary drafts of six of the plays were published by iUniverse in 2007 in a volume entitled Selected Yiddish Plays: Vol.1. This updated volume includes final drafts and/or full text of plays in the 2007 publication, as well as four additional plays. With the exception of Hirshbein’s ‘A Dream about Time’ , all plays in this volume were produced in New York City between 2005 and 2015 by New Worlds Theatre Project (Producing Artistic Director, Ellen Perecman). The volume represents an effort to foster an appreciation for the literary legacy of Yiddish culture and the extent to which Yiddish literature, and Yiddish plays in particular, have enriched the international cultural and literary landscape.


About the Author

Ellen Perecman holds a Ph. D. in Linguistics from the Graduate Center-CUNY. Her work in Neurolinguistics has been published in edited volumes and scholarly journals. She has also edited a book in the Social Sciences. Dr. Perecman is a native Yiddish speaker with roots in what is now Belarus. She studied acting professionally with Julie Bovasso and Vivian Matalon.