Sholem Asch


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Noun1.Sholem Asch - United States writer (born in Poland) who wrote in Yiddish (1880-1957)
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Seventy-five years ago, in 1943, the enormously popular Yiddish writer Sholem Asch published The Apostle, a long novel based on the life of St.
21, for Victory Gardens Theater's Chicago-area premiere of "Indecent." Paula Vogel's 2015 play is inspired by the events surrounding the 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch's "God of Vengeance" -- about a lesbian romance -- whose cast members were arrested on charges of obscenity.
Yiddish novelist and playwright Sholem Asch arrived in Warsaw in 1900 and wrote in--and about--its cafes.
There are several just in NYC, where Jewish immigrants first became a mainstay of the theatre industry through vaudeville and the Yiddish theatre: Among today's New York troupes are National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, which calls itself the world's longest continuously running Yiddish theatre company and produces works in that language and English, and New Yiddish Rep, which specializes in Yiddish versions of classic plays (Beckett, Miller), and in 2016 and 2017 presented a popular staging of God of Vengeance, the 1906 Sholem Asch play at the heart of Indecent, as a lead-up to the Broadway opening of Vogel's piece.
Then again, Kerry Wallachs paper turns the perspective around by looking at the dark and pessimistic images of Jewish life in America that three popular works of fiction--by Joseph Roth, Sholem Asch, and Michael Gold--presented to Weimar Jewry in the late 1920s, consequently leading to an documented decline of immigration attempts.
"Indecent" is the word critics used to describe the 1923 production of "The God of Vengeance," when the Yiddish play by Sholem Asch moved uptown from the Village.
The tension present in Tevye's persona and the vicissitudes of the 1930s Yiddish culture are thrown into sharp relief when compared with the character Schwartz played on screen only five years earlier, Uncle Moses in Sidney Goldin's eponymous film.(48) Based on the novel by Sholem Asch, which Schwartz himself directed in his theater during the 1930-31 season, (49) the film centers on the figure of a Jewish clothing magnate who transports his entire shied to New York's Lower East Side to fill his factory with cheap labor (50) Though Uncle Moses can speak English and amasses a great wealth in the Golden Land, both his philosophy of life and business practices are rooted in the ways of the old country.
Her selection thus begins with nineteenth-century realist writers such as Sholem Asch and, on the Polish side, the Polish Positivists.
For a number of popular writers addressing ethnic relations--figures such as Sholem Asch Rachel Davis DuBois, and Louis Hazam--the very diversity of the city neighborhood, with its haphazard mix of races and nationalities, supplied the nutrients for community and national health, but only when blended according to a particular recipe.
I raced through The Spear, followed naturally by Ben Hut (Lew Wallace), The Last Temptation of Christ (Nikos Kazantzakis), Barabbas (Par Lagerkvist), The Apostle (Sholem Asch), up to more recent efforts like the compelling rewriting of Genesis in The Red Tent (Anita Diamant).
Hoffman interrogates and deconstructs many well-known Jewish cultural works, including Sholem Asch's controversial play 1907 God of Vengeance, the 1936 film Yidl Mitn Fidl, which starred a cross-dressing Molly Picon, and the literary works of Abraham Cahan, among many others.
These include Sholem Asch's 1907 female homoerotic-themed Yiddish drama God of Vengeance, Abraham Cahan's 1917 novel The Rise of David Levitsky, actress Molly Picon's cross-dressing roles, and gender ambiguity in I.B.