Sound Salon with Debra Caplan (Baruch College, City University of New York)
Yiddish Empire: The Vilna Troupe, Jewish Theater, and the Art of Itinerancy
Monday, October 29, 2018
126 Memorial Library
Yiddish Empire tells how a group of itinerant Jewish performers became the interwar equivalent of a viral sensation, providing a missing chapter in the history of the modern stage. Achieving a most unlikely success through their productions, the Vilna Troupe (1915– 36) would eventually go on to earn the attention of theatergoers around the world. Caplan’s history of the Troupe is rigorously researched, employing primary and secondary sources in multiple languages, and is engagingly written.
Free and open to the public