[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--SHYLOCK ESCAPES BROADWAY!!! New York, May 22

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Thu May 19 20:59:13 EDT 2011

Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements

May 19, 2011

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May 9, 2011
Contact: David Mandelbaum david at newyiddishrep.org


On May 22nd the notorious Hebrew and protzentnik (moneylender) of Venice, 
heads to Brooklyn, where with the help of New Yiddish Rep, The Congress 
for Jewish Culture, The Yiddish National Theater (not to be confused with 
The National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene), CYCO, and his host Temple Beth 
Emmeth, he will enact his version of the famous story associated with his 
person. Present to abet him  in this undertaking will be an all star cast 
of Yiddish actors.

The public is invited to witness this moving courtroom spectacle.

The proceedings will take place in Yiddish and won't exceed an hour and 
fifteen minutes. Supertitles in English will be provided. Seats in court 
are limited, so reservations are recommended.

Shylock. Next to Moses, arguably the best known Jewish character in World 
literature. In the 400 odd years since his creation he has worn many 
faces. But 110 years ago at a lower east side theater he looked a lot like 
Jacob Adler, and he spoke Yiddish. The iconoclastic ~Seagle~T of the 
Yiddish stage threw out the romantic sub-plot, keeping only enough of it 
to justify the story line, and placed his enormous presence front and 
center as Shylock. We will be presenting his cut of the play using, for 
the most part, the wonderful translation by Yiddish poet Joseph Bovshover.

Adler's production was impressive enough to result, several years later, 
in a Broadway production with Adler speaking Shylock in Yiddish while the 
rest of the cast, all Shakesperean actors of the time, spoke English. It 
remains one of the Yiddish stages legendary Shakesperean adaptations.

New Yiddish Rep presents: Shylock Jacob Adler~Rs Yiddish adaptation of 
Shakespeare~Rs Merchant Of Venice in a Yiddish translation by Joseph 
Bovshover $10 Suggested donation For reservations call:
347 809-3561 or go to www.newyiddishrep.org

Sunday, May 22nd at 3 PM Temple Beth Emeth
83 Marlborough Road (Corner Church Ave) Q train to Church Avenue. Use 
Church Avenue exit. Cross Church, turn right 2 1/2 Blocks.

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