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Q: Shakespeare in Yiddish
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0791.  Friday, 7 October 1994.
 
From:           Mitchell J. Brown <
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Date:           Wednesday, 5 Oct 1994 08:04:00 CDT
Subject:        Shakespeare in Yiddish
 
I recently finished reading John Gross' SHYLOCK which gives a very thorough
analysis of the way that character has been regarded and played over the
centuries.
 
One of the more intriguing passages for me concerned the presentations of
MERCHANT OF VENICE, (among other Shakespeare plays), in the Yiddish Theaters of
New York in the earlier part of this century.  Apparently, HAMLET and KING LEAR
were repertory favorites.
 
Could anyone advise me where I might find these Yiddish translations?
 
    Thanks,
    Mitchell Brown
    CHICAGO
 

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