From Stereotype to Metaphor: The Jew in Contemporary Drama

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SUNY Press, 1982 - History - 275 pages
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Who is a Jew? What is a Jew? In this all-encompassing study, Dr. Schiff probes these questions to help explain the prominence of Jewish characters in drama since World War II. The Jew has evolved into one of the most popular personages on the contemporary stage.Dramatists, both Jew and Gentile, in the United States and Europe, have been mining recently introduced concepts of the Jew to create a highly diversified and unfamiliar breed of dramatis personae.

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Ellen Schiff is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at North Adams State College. She has published widely on modern theater and the depictions of Jews and minorities in contemporary drama.

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