Yiddish Theatre in Europe
The short-lived yet influential movement.
Elsewhere in Europe there are occasional productions; another language is often mixed in with the Yiddish dialogue and song lyrics. There is considerable academic interest in Yiddish theatre, with a proliferation of university courses, academic conferences, and books on the subject published in several languages. Yiddish theatre, which existed at full energy for less than a century, nevertheless and against all odds, flowered as an artistic creation and social institution, and has come to serve as a popular metaphor for modern Yiddish culture.
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