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. Dance is a prominent expression at which of these Jewish lifecycle events?
Question 2. 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 3. Which of these is a common part of Jewish wedding dancing?
The groom dances while carrying the bride on his back
The groomsmen perform a special dance for the bride, in private
The bride and groom are hoisted up on chairs
All of these
Question 4. What is the name of Israel's National Theatre?
Lovers of the Hebrew Stage
Question 5. Which noted dancer made his debut at the 92nd Street Y in New York?
Question 6. What is the name of the play often performed at a Purim celebration
Question 7. True or False: Yiddish theatre has a long history in St. Petersburg , Russia
Question 8. Which of these Jewish playwrights explores homophobia in his work?
Question 9. In the mid-20th century, who was responsible for disseminating Israeli folkdances across the United States?
Selma Jeanne Cohen
Question 10. What was the first American theatre to specialize in Yiddish plays?
Der Yiddishe Theatre