Beyond the Golden Door: Jewish American Drama and Jewish American Experience

Beyond the Golden Door: Jewish American Drama and Jewish American Experience

by J. Novick


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Beyond the Golden Door is the first book devoted to showing how Jewish playwrights of the twentieth century have dramatized the Jewish encounter with America. Questions dealt within this study include - How do you balance old world heritage with new world opportunity? What does it mean to be a Jew - or to be an American, for that matter?

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ISBN-13: 9780230619661
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 10/12/2009
Series: Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 189
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Julius Novick is Emeritus Professor Emeritus of Drama Studies, Purchase College of the State University of New York. He is the author of Beyond Broadway: The Quest for Permanent Theatres. He was the theatre critic at The Village Voice, The New York Observer, and New York Newsday and has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Harper’s Magazine, the Forward, and many other publications. He has been honored with a Fulbright Scholarship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, among others, and has served twice on the Pulitzer Prize Drama Jury.

Table of Contents

Introduction The Golden Land Elmer Rice's Multiethnic New York The Bronx Arthur Miller and the Jews Prosperity and Its Discontents Neil Simon: Brighton Beach to Broadway The Musicals German Jews, Southern Jews More Fathers and Sons Jewish Daughters Epilogue Acknowledgements Notes Bibliography Index of Playwrights Index of Plays General Index

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