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The Resource Deborah and her sisters : how one nineteenth-century melodrama and a host of celebrated actresses put Judaism on the world stage, Jonathan M. Hess

Deborah and her sisters : how one nineteenth-century melodrama and a host of celebrated actresses put Judaism on the world stage, Jonathan M. Hess

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Deborah and her sisters : how one nineteenth-century melodrama and a host of celebrated actresses put Judaism on the world stage
Title
Deborah and her sisters
Title remainder
how one nineteenth-century melodrama and a host of celebrated actresses put Judaism on the world stage
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan M. Hess
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Before Fiddler on the Roof, before The Jazz Singer, there was Deborah, a tear-jerking melodrama about a Jewish woman forsaken by her non-Jewish lover. Within a few years of its 1849 debut in Hamburg, the play was seen on stages across Germany and Austria, as well as throughout Europe, the British Empire, and North America. The German-Jewish elite complained that the playwright, Jewish writer S.H. Mosenthal, had written a drama bearing little authentic Jewish content, while literary critics protested that the play lacked the formal coherence of great tragedy. Yet despite its lackluster critical reception, Deborah became a blockbuster, giving millions of theatergoers the pleasures of sympathizing with an exotic Jewish woman. It spawned adaptations with titles from Leah, the Forsaken to Naomi, the Deserted, burlesques, poems, operas in Italian and Czech, musical selections for voice and piano, a British novel fraudulently marketed in the United States as the original basis for the play, three American silent films, and thousands of souvenir photographs of leading actresses from Adelaide Ristori to Sarah Bernhardt in character as Mosenthal's forsaken Jewess"--Front flap
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PU/DLC
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1965-2018
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hess, Jonathan M.
Dewey number
809/.933529924
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX652.J48
LC item number
H47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jewish culture and contexts
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mosenthal, S. H.
  • Jews in popular culture
  • Jews in literature
  • Jewish drama
  • Jewish women in literature
Label
Deborah and her sisters : how one nineteenth-century melodrama and a host of celebrated actresses put Judaism on the world stage, Jonathan M. Hess
Instantiates
Publication
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  • 31223125281767
  • 31223125281775
  • 31223125281759
  • 31223125281783
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Shylock's daughters: philosemitism, theater, and popular culture in the nineteenth century -- 1 Anatomy of a tearjerker: the melodrama of the forsaken Jewess -- 2 Sensationalism, sympathy, and laughter: Deborah and her sisters -- 3 Playing Jewish from Rachel to the divine Sarah: neutral acting and the wonders of impersonation -- 4 Shylock and the Jewish Schiller: Jews, non-Jews, and the making of philosemitism -- Concluding remarks. Jewishness, theatricality, and the lagacy of Deborah
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9780812249583
Lccn
2017032705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20180326-147
System control number
(OCoLC)993672989
Label
Deborah and her sisters : how one nineteenth-century melodrama and a host of celebrated actresses put Judaism on the world stage, Jonathan M. Hess
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223125281767
  • 31223125281775
  • 31223125281759
  • 31223125281783
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Shylock's daughters: philosemitism, theater, and popular culture in the nineteenth century -- 1 Anatomy of a tearjerker: the melodrama of the forsaken Jewess -- 2 Sensationalism, sympathy, and laughter: Deborah and her sisters -- 3 Playing Jewish from Rachel to the divine Sarah: neutral acting and the wonders of impersonation -- 4 Shylock and the Jewish Schiller: Jews, non-Jews, and the making of philosemitism -- Concluding remarks. Jewishness, theatricality, and the lagacy of Deborah
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9780812249583
Lccn
2017032705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20180326-147
System control number
(OCoLC)993672989

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