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Yiddish Language Play Scripts from the Lawrence Marwick Collection

Yiddish Language Play Scripts from the Lawrence Marwick Collection

The Yiddish theater developed as a uniquely American form in the Eastern European Jewish immigrant community in New York City, and other urban centers, during the early twentieth century. The 77 unpublished manuscripts presented here include light comedies and dramas, and have been selected from the more than 1,290 copyright-deposit plays known as the Marwick Collection and housed in the Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress.

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Image credit: [De parnes khodesh : a komedye in 4 akten : a parodye oyf Gogols Revizor (translated title: The head of the community : a comedy in four (4) acts : a parody of Gogol's Revisor /).

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