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"YIDDISH POLITICAL THEATER IN AMERICA," TOPIC OF TALK BY EDNA NAHSHON AT BARD COLLEGE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY-The Bard College Hebrew and Jewish Studies Programs present a talk, "Yiddish Political Theater in America," by Edna Nahshon, assistant professor of Hebrew at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) of America, on Wednesday, March 28. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:00 p.m., in Room 203 of the F. W. Olin Humanities Building.
Nahshon is the author of Yiddish Proletarian Theatre: The Art and Politics of the Artef, 1925-1940 and the forthcoming From the Ghetto to the Melting Pot: Israel Zangwill's Jewish Plays. She has contributed entries to the American National Biography, written the entry on theater in Israel for the Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East, and the entry on Yiddish theater for Jewish American History and Culture. Her work has also been included in Yiddish Language and Culture, Then and Now, The Politics of Yiddish, Jewish Studies in a New Europe and Di Froyen: Women and Yiddish.
Nahshon is the recipient of a YIVO Fellowship, the International Fellowship in Jewish Studies of the Memorial Foundation, and a grant given by the American Council of Learned Societies. In 1999 she received a Skirball Visiting Fellowship from Oxford University's Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and JTS's Stroock Fellowship. She served as chair of JTS's Hebrew department from 1990 to 1998 and is currently the historical adviser to the television project The Life and Death of the Federal Theatre produced by the Educational Film Center and Multi-Media Consultants. Dr. Nahshon studied at Tel Aviv and Columbia Universities, and received a Ph.D. in performance studies from New York University.
For further information, call 845-758-6822.
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