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Popular Jewish Drama In Vienna In The 1920s

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This chapter demonstrates that the Jewish directors and theatre managers, actors and dramatists played an important role in Vienna's theatrical life. It focuses on popular Jewish plays written and performed in Vienna in the 1920s, notably the Yiddish comedies and revues by Abisch Meisels and the German-language Leopoldstädter Jüdische Lokalpossen, comedies set in the Jewish milieu of the 1920s and performed at the Rolandbühne. These Yiddish and German language plays were performed in Vienna's second district, Leopoldstadt, a popular residential area for Jewish immigrants, intersected by Taborstrasse and Praterstrasse streets. The chapter pays special attention to the following topics as they are reflected in these works: the presence of topical problems such as anti-Semitism; the coexistence of Jews and non-Jews; the emergence of modernity; assimilation and Zionism; the specific role of women; and the connections between the Yiddish and German language theatres in Vienna.

Keywords: Abisch Meisels; anti-Semitism; German language plays; Jewish plays; Leopoldstadt; Vienna's theatrical life; Yiddish comedies; Zionism



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