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By David Ives

The area in accordance with David Ives is a truly upload position, and his performs represent a digital pressure try out of the English language -- and of the audience's potential for disorientation and enjoyment. Ives's characters plunge into black holes known as "Philadelphias," the place the easiest wants are hilariously thwarted. Chimps named Milton, rapid, and Kafka are locked in a room and made to re-create Hamlet. And a con guy peddles classes in a doubtful language during which "hello" interprets as "velcro" and "fraud" comes out as "freud."

At as soon as captivating and complicated, incisively clever and side-splittingly humorous, this unique paperback version of Ives's performs contains "Sure Thing," "Words, phrases, Words," "The common Language," "Variations at the loss of life of Trotsky," "The Philadelphia," "Long in the past and much Away," "Foreplay, or The paintings of the Fugue," "Seven Menus," "Mere Mortals," "English Made Simple," "A Singular Kinda Guy," "Speed-the-Play," "Ancient History," and "Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread."

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Leksikon fun yidishn teater [Encyclopedia of the Yiddish theatre] (New York: Farlag Elisheva, 1931), 1:275–367. 6. , Joel Berkowitz, Shakespeare on the American Yiddish Stage (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2002); Jacob Gordin, Ale shriftn [Complete writings], 4 vols. , 1910); Jacob Gordin, The Jewish King Lear: A Comedy in America, trans. and ed. , Jewish Theatre: A Global View, 25–48 (Leiden: Brill, 2009); “Tolstoy on the Lower East Side: Di Kreytser Sonata,” Tolstoy Studies Journal 17 (2005): 1–19; Rewriting Russia: Jacob Gordin’s Yiddish Drama (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2011); Beth Kaplan, Finding the Jewish Shakespeare: the Life and Legacy of Jacob Gordin (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2007); Kalmen Marmor, Yankev Gordin (New York: YKUF, 1953); Leonard Prager, “Of Parents and Children: Jacob Gordin’s The Jewish King Lear,” American Quarterly 18 (Autumn 1966): 506–516; Turkow-Grudberg, Goldfaden un Gordin; Morris Winchevsky, A tog mit Yankev Gordin [A day with Jacob Gordin] (New York: M.

One must not be ashamed, but rather one must openly let the world know that they are swindlers and that their piety is pure deception. So says our Talmud, and this is in truth the main purpose of this small volume. It shows us how the world can at times become deeply deceived. There are people who lack a single virtuous attribute and commit all sorts of sins; however, they put one over on the world and say they are good and pious; and whoever looks upon their God-fearing faces thinks that they are surrounded by flights of angels.

Moreover, when historical sources permit, I consider the folk poetry as both of and for the refined salons of the educated and the bourgeoisie as well as of and for the tavern. The Folk of Folk Poetry Yiddish folk poetry is far from an uncomplicated example of folk culture, yet there is something undeniably folk-like about it. At one end of the spectrum there are examples of folk poetry composed by entertainers who had little in the way of formal education and wrote as a kind of bohemian gadfly or member of the underclass.

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