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Sholem Asch: Underworld Trilogy

Hosted By: Shomer Collective

The newly published translated collection Sholem Asch: Underworld Trilogy includes three of Asch’s Yiddish dramas which take place in the world of the criminals and the literal underworld. Translated by Caraid O’Brien, the “Underworld Trilogy” is comprised of: God of Vengeance (1907), Motke Thief (1917), and The Dead Man (1922). All three works were successfully produced on the Yiddish stages of America and Europe, and their influence continues to be felt throughout the world’s theater today. Sholem Asch remains one of the most translated and performed Yiddish playwrights in history.

Join YIVO for a discussion of Sholem Asch: Underworld Trilogy, complete with performances of scenes from the book.

Co-sponsored by the Yiddish Book Center. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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