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TALK | A Love Letter to the Yiddish Stage: I.L. Peretz's "A Night in the Old Marketplace," with Debra Caplan
Yiddish Book Center
Amherst, MA
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I.L. Peretz was perhaps the most theatrically exciting playwright in all Yiddish literature, with astoundingly experimental plays that broke new ground in Yiddish drama and theater. In their experimentation with form, their early adoption of cutting-edge European modernist techniques, their enigmatic endings, and their sheer technical prowess, Peretz's plays were far ahead of their time. Nowhere is this more apparent than in his 1907 play Bay nakht afn altn mark (A Night in the Old Marketplace), a modernist panoramic chronicle of the modern Jewish experience and the culmination of his vision for the Yiddish stage. Debra Caplan explores the play and its production history, with reference to the evening's contemporary staging by Frank London.

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This event is part of Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music.

YIDSTOCK 2017 is sponsored by WAMC Northeast Public Radio and The Marinus and Minna B. Koster Foundation.

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Yiddish Book Center (View)
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002
United States


Arts > Theatre
Music > Festivals

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Yidstock 2019: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
On BPT Since: Jan 20, 2015
Yiddish Book Center

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