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Józio Grojseszyk: A Jewish City Slicker On The Warsaw Popular Stage

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Some fifteen years ago, while writing a dissertation on the Polish-Jewish dramatist Mark Arnshteyn, the author came across some tantalizing references to the work of a playwright named Feliks Schober. According to Witold Filler, the historian of the nineteenth-century Warsaw popular stage, Schober was the author of several celebrated plays featuring a character named Józio Grojseszyk. The first of these, Podróz po Warszawie, was first staged in September 1876, at the Tivoli theatre. The premiere of Podróz po Warszawie drew much attention and attracted an audience of 2,000, doubling the theatre's previous attendance record. While Polish theatre historians have been reticent about the Jewish context of Józio and his world, there is no coyness about it in Schober's texts. The very first song of the play, sung by Szmuł in a stylized Jewish-Polish jargon as the Fafuła family prepares for the trip, warns them what to expect.

Keywords: Feliks Schober; Józio Grojseszyk; Mark Arnshteyn; Podróz po Warszawie; Polish-Jewish dramatist; Tivoli theatre; Warsaw popular stage; Witold Filler



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