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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

Hardcover(2008)

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Overview

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: 9781403970091
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 07/02/2008
Series: Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 189
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

JULIUS NOVICK is Emeritus Professor of Drama Studies at Purchase College, USA, and has also taught at Columbia, Harvard, and Julliard.

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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