From Hester Street to Hollywood: The Jewish-American Stage and Screen

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Sarah Blacher Cohen
Indiana University Press, 1983 - American drama - 278 pages
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Examines the influence of Jewish-American dramatists, nightclub performers, and filmmakers on the mainstream entertainment world from 1920-1980. Chapters by; Nahma Sandrow, Mark Slobin, June Sochen, Anthony Lewis, Jules Chametzky, R. Baird Shuman, Bonnie Lyons, Enoch Brater, Leslie Field, Daniel Walden, Stephen J. Whitfield, Kieth Opdahl, Sara Blacher Cohen, Lawrence L. Langer, Mark Shechner, Sanford Pinsker and Alan Spiegel.

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Contents

Yiddish Origins and JewishAmerican Transformations
1
Yiddish Theater and American Theater
18
Blending the Particular
44
Copyright

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The late Sarah Blacher Cohen (1936-2008) was a playwright and producer, prolific literary critic, anthologist, Yiddishist, and professor of English Literature at SUNY-Albany.

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