Jewish Theatre & Dance QuizFrom Yiddish theatre to Israeli folkdance, performing arts are a key part of Jewish self expression. How much do you know about Jewish theatre and dance?
Question 1. Which of these Jewish playwrights explores homophobia in his work?
Question 2. What is the name of the play often performed at a Purim celebration
Question 3. Which of these was NOT an Israeli playwright?
Question 4. Which of the following religions is not represented in the play Nathan der Weise?
Question 5. Which of the following statements about Israeli folkdance is NOT true?
It was created by pioneers who wished to express their passion about returning to the Promised Land
It became a national pastime in Israel
It is an important way for Jews outside of Israel to connect with the Jewish state
It is highly competitive
Question 6. Which of these plays by Arthur Miller does not explicitly address Jewish themes, but has still been called a "Jewish" work?
The American Clock
Playing for Time
Death of a Salesman
Question 7. In the 1930s, Habimah Theatre moved from Moscow to
Question 8. Who was Sara Levi-Tanai?
An Israeli actor
An Israeli dancer
An Israeli theatre director
An Israeli theatre critic
Question 9. In what play does Jakie Rabinowitz abandon his past, his father, and his love for cantorial music to become the American jazz star Jack Robin?
Awake and Sing!
The Jazz Singer
Fiddler on the Roof
Question 10. What happened in 1933, after Hitler came to power, and Jewish actors were ousted in Germany?
Nearly all German Jewish actors moved to America or Israel
Jewish actors who were able to hide their Jewishness continued to star on German stages
German Jewish actors saturated the theatre scene in Vienna, Austria
Jewish actors and the public formed the Juedischer Kulturbund ("Jewish Cultural League")