God, Man and Devil Yiddish Plays in Translation

ISBN-10: 0815627874
ISBN-13: 9780815627876
Edition: 1999
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Description: This is an anthology of five Yiddish plays in translation, plus two additional independent scenes. The settings vary from a luxurious parlour, to a haunted graveyard, to a sweatshop on strike.

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

This is an anthology of five Yiddish plays in translation, plus two additional independent scenes. The settings vary from a luxurious parlour, to a haunted graveyard, to a sweatshop on strike.

Newton Booth Tarkington was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 29, 1869. By the age of sixteen he had written a fourteen-act melodrama about Jesse James. Tarkington was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, then spent his first two years of college at Purdue, and his last two at Princeton. He was a founder of the Triangle Club, and editor of the Nassau Literary Magazine, a contributor of humorous drawings and literary wit to The Tiger. When his class graduated in 1893, he lacked sufficient credits for a degree. His later achievements, however, won him an honorary A.M. in 1899 and an honorary Litt.D. in 1918. Upon leaving Princeton in 1893 he returned to Indiana determined to pursue a career as a writer. Tarkington was an early member of The Dramatic Club, founded in 1889, and often wrote plays and directed and acted in its productions. After a five-year apprenticeship full of publishers' rejection slips, Tarkington enjoyed a huge commercial success with The Gentleman from Indiana, published in 1899. He cemented his fame with Monsieur Beaucaire, published in 1900, a historical romance later adapted into a movie starring Rudolph Valentino. The political knowledge Tarkington acquired while serving one term in the Indiana house of representatives formed In the Arena, a collection of short stories that drew praise from President Theodore Roosevelt for its realism. In collaboration with dramatist Harry Leon Wilson, Tarkington wrote The Man from Home, the first of many successful Broadway plays. Following a decade in Europe, Tarkington returned to Indianapolis and won a new readership with the publication of The Flirt, the first of his novels to be serialized in the Saturday Evening Post. Equally successful was Seventeen, a nostalgic comedy of adolescence that subsequently inspired a play, two Broadway musicals, and a pair of film adaptations as well as Tarkington's sequel novel Gentle Julia. Tarkington broke new artistic ground with The Turmoil in 1915, the first novel in his so-called Growth trilogy. The Magnificent Ambersons, the second work in the series, earned Tarkington the Pulitzer Prize. His work Alice Adams also won the Pulitzer in 1921. Tarkington produced a total of 171 short stories, 21 novels, 9 novellas, and 19 plays along with a number of movie scripts, radio dramas, and even illustrations over the course of a career that lasted from 1899 until his death in 1946. Cataracts gradually diminished his sight, and in 1930 he went completely blind. Surgeries successfully returned a part of his vision a year later, but his vitality was diminished. He turned primarily to children's stories in the final phase of his career, while also becoming a significant collector of art. He died in 1946 after an illness.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Note on Transliterationp. xi
Introduction Yiddish Drama in the Yiddish Worldp. 1
God, Man, and Devil (got, Mentsh, UN Tayvl) (1900)p. 29
Act Ip. 41
Act IIp. 55
Act IIIp. 69
Act IVp. 82
Scene 1p. 83
Scene 2p. 88
Scene 3p. 89
Green Fields (grine Felder) (1916)p. 96
Act Ip. 100
Act IIp. 113
Act IIIp. 126
Shop (shap) (1926)p. 139
Act Ip. 143
Act IIp. 154
Act IIIp. 166
Act IVp. 175
The Treasure (der Oytser) (1906)p. 184
Act Ip. 192
Act IIp. 202
Act IIIp. 224
Act IVp. 238
Bronx Express (bronks Ekspres): A Dream in Three Acts with A Prologue and Epilogue (1919-1926)p. 261
Prologuep. 268
Act Ip. 275
Act IIp. 284
Act IIIp. 296
Epiloguep. 305
Appendixes Yiddish Plays in English Translationp. 307
Yiddish Plays Available in English Translationp. 319
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