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. True or false: Hasidic circle dancing can last for hours.
Question 2. What is the name of Israel's National Theatre?
Lovers of the Hebrew Stage
Question 3. Beginning in the Middle Ages, which Jewish holiday was associated with theatre productions?
Question 4. Which of the following religions is not represented in the play Nathan der Weise?
Question 5. Who is credited with bringing Yiddish theatre from Europe to America?
Question 6. Who wrote The Jew of Malta?
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Question 7. What was the central theme of the Hebrew plays written in Palestine (pre-state Israel)?
The limits of Socialism
The dangers of capitalism
Question 8. The Murder of Isaac, a play by the Israeli playwright Motti Lerner, is about what?
The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin
The biblical story of the binding of Isaac
The murder of a religious Jew at the hands of a secular Israeli gang
A kibbutznik who moves to Tel Aviv
Question 9. Which Shakespearean play has received the most criticism for being anti-Semitic?
Merchant of Venice
Troilus and Cressida
Question 10. Which biblical character is main focus of an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical?