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Stardust Lost: The Triumph, Tragedy, and Meshugas of the Yiddish Theater in America

Stardust Lost The Triumph Tragedy and Meshugas of the Yiddish Theater in America From the author of the best selling and critically acclaimed biographies Groucho and Ball of Fire comes a definitive look back at the Yiddish Theater In this soulful and entertaining elegy Stefan Kanf

  • Title: Stardust Lost: The Triumph, Tragedy, and Meshugas of the Yiddish Theater in America
  • Author: Stefan Kanfer
  • ISBN: 9781400042883
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the author of the best selling and critically acclaimed biographies Groucho and Ball of Fire comes a definitive look back at the Yiddish Theater In this soulful and entertaining elegy Stefan Kanfer traces its meteoric rise, its precipitous fall, and its lasting mark on American theater, film, and culture in general The Yiddish Theater s star seems to have burned outFrom the author of the best selling and critically acclaimed biographies Groucho and Ball of Fire comes a definitive look back at the Yiddish Theater In this soulful and entertaining elegy Stefan Kanfer traces its meteoric rise, its precipitous fall, and its lasting mark on American theater, film, and culture in general The Yiddish Theater s star seems to have burned out The venues in New York City have all gone So have the performers and their immigrant audiences But in Stardust Lost they live again as Kanfer brings the colorful stage roaring back to life Meticulously unraveling the history of Jewish theater, he begins with the drama of the Old Testament and moves through time and space to the cultural explosions of the eighteenth century Enlightenment, the oppressions of nineteenth century Eastern Europe, and the pogroms of early twentieth century czarist Russia Fleeing anti Semitic edicts, the Jews of Eastern Europe push westward, migrating first to England and then to America With them come the extravagant personages who bring drama in every sense of the word to Manhattan s Lower East Side Stardust Lost invokes the energy, belief, and pure chutzpah it took to establish and run the thriving, influential theaters En route, Kanfer reveals the nightly drama and comedy that played out behind the scenes as well as onstage, and introduces all the players actors, divas, playwrights, directors, designers, and producers who made it possible Along with the beating pulse of the Yiddish tradition come the larger than life stars Boris Thomashefsky, Jacob P Adler, Molly Picon, Paul Muni, Bertha Kalisch, David Kessler, Maurice Schwartz, and many others, most with libidos to match their oversized egos The book grants us views of genuine artistic achievement along with tales of cutthroat competition, adulterous liaisons, and hilarious wrangles As we see in detail, assimilation, world events, and great shifts in American entertainment the very entertainment that the Yiddish Theater encouraged by providing talent to uptown stages and film studios lead to a poignant finale From the daring Yiddish interpretation of The Merchant of Venice to Stella Adler s influence on young actors to John Garfield s and Marlon Brando s impact on the screen, Kanfer traverses lower Manhattan, Broadway, and Hollywood to give us the tumultuous birth, flourishing, and decline of a great art form It is a richly evocative chronicle that resurrects the forgotten landmarks and the vital personalities of the Yiddish Theater, whose work has gone but whose achievements can never be lost.

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    1 thought on “Stardust Lost: The Triumph, Tragedy, and Meshugas of the Yiddish Theater in America

    1. There were a number of errors in Mr. Kanfer's book. 1. The Thomashefskys never divorced. In fact, they are buried together at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, while Regina Zuckerberg (Boris' long-time mistress) died in Jersey City. The fact checker could have just gone to Wikepedia, Bessie's autobiography and/or asked Harry and Ted Thomas (the Thomashefskys' sons who Kanfer says that he spoke to). Or go to Mt. Hebron Cemetery in NYC to see Boris' and Bessie's graves.2. Their first child, Esther Thomashefsky [...]

    2. I really liked the writing style and I thought the beginning was excellent, but I kept getting a little lost in the middle and end of this book. I felt like the author kept assuming background knowledge that I didn't have. He also skipped around a lot toward the end.

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