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Acting Jewish : negotiating ethnicity on the American stage & screen

Acting Jewish : negotiating ethnicity on the American stage & screen

Author: Henry Bial
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2005.
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The history of the American entertainment industry and the history of the Jewish people in the United States are inextricably intertwined. Jews have provided Broadway and Hollywood with some of their most enduring talent, from writers like Arthur Miller, Wendy Wasserstein, and Tony Kushner; to directors like Jerome Robbins and Woody Allen; to performers like Gertrude Berg, John Garfield, Lenny Bruce, and Barbra  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bial, Henry, 1970-
Acting Jewish.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2005
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Bial
ISBN: 9780472099085 0472099086 9780472069088 047206908X
OCLC Number: 60419626
Description: viii, 195 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Performance Studies, Mass Culture, and the Jewish Problem --
Acting Jewish, 1947-1955 --
Fiddling on the Roof, 1964-1971 --
How Jews Became Sexy, 1968-1983 --
The Desire to Remember, 1989-1997 --
You Know Who Else Is Jewish? Reading and Writing Jewish in the Twenty-first Century.
Responsibility: Henry Bial.
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Examines how notions of Jewishness have been conveyed in many television, stage, and film productions, since the end of World War II. This book looks at the work of Jewish writers, directors, and  Read more...


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Fascinating and original . . . Bial's command of sources is impressive, and his concept of 'double-coding' is convincing . . . the book should have no trouble finding a large audience." - Barbara Read more...

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