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Re: Anyone Know Yiddish?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.052  Friday, 10 January 2003

[1]     From:   Sydney L.Kasten <
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        Date:   Thursday, 9 Jan 2003 18:02:01 +0200
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.047 Re: Anyone Know Yiddish?

[2]     From:   Nora Kreimer <
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        Date:   Thursday, 9 Jan 2003 12:35:22 -0300
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.047 Re: Anyone Know Yiddish?

[3]     From:   Arthur Lindley <
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        Date:   Friday, 10 Jan 2003 10:57:18 +0800 (SGT)
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From:           Sydney L.Kasten <
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Date:           Thursday, 9 Jan 2003 18:02:01 +0200
Subject: 14.047 Re: Anyone Know Yiddish?
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.047 Re: Anyone Know Yiddish?

 HR Greenberg wrote:

>An additional irony, with this vile stuff onstage, and there is the full
>length portrait of the blacklisted American actor who emigrated to
>England and became very successful there, and played a major force in
>putting the Globe back on this earth, and has a wonderfully talented
>daughter, herself a fine interpreter of Shakespeare, ???? Sam .........
>(memory fails unfortunately).

Will I be the first to name Zoe Wanamaker?  See her as Emilia in the TV
Othello set in the American frontier.  I saw her first in the British TV
series Edge of Darkness playing a secret service officer keeping tabs on
the Local Cop played by Bob Peck.

Best wishes,
Syd Kasten

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From:           Nora Kreimer <
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Date:           Thursday, 9 Jan 2003 12:35:22 -0300
Subject: 14.047 Re: Anyone Know Yiddish?
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.047 Re: Anyone Know Yiddish?

I wrote a paper in Spanish on the M of V and will most willingly send it
on request through private mail.

With compliments,
Nora Kreimer
Profesora Titular de Literatura Inglesa
Instituto Superior del Profesorado Joaquin V. Gonzalez
Buenos Aires
Argentina

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From:           Arthur Lindley <
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Date:           Friday, 10 Jan 2003 10:57:18 +0800 (SGT)
Subject: 14.047 Re: Anyone Know Yiddish?
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.047 Re: Anyone Know Yiddish?

>There have been interpretations of Shylock which cast the character in
>an heroic light on the Yiddish stage. Although I never saw one, I do
>understand that Morris Carnof(v)sky "starred" in and quite possibly
>masterminded this take on Merchant of Venice and Shylock, but I am
>possibly wrong about the actor. He did Lear both in Yiddish and then
>later on Broadway as I recall (hence the previously quoted joke about
>the cab driver to Carnovsky-"Nu, how do you think this will play
>uptown?"

I recall seeing Carnovsky in a small theatre at UC Berkeley in the early
'60s doing a one-man show in which he performed Shylock and talked about
his relation to the character and the play.  The burden of the
performance, not surprisingly, was Shakespeare's ability to imagine
beyond the stereotype.  Does anyone have any information on this show?
I believe it was taken on tour rather than being a one-off.

Arthur Lindley

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