CONTRIBUTOR

Debra Caplan

Debra Caplan is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Baruch College, City University of New York. Her writing on Yiddish theatre has appeared in journals and magazines Theatre Survey, Modern Drama, Theatre Journal, Pakn Treger, and American Theatre Magazine. She is co-founder of the Digital Yiddish Theatre Project (https://web.uwm.edu/yiddish-stage/), a research collective applying digital humanities tools to the study and preservation of Yiddish theatre. She is also a theatre director, translator, and dramaturg.

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Review

Review of The Rise of the Modern Yiddish Stage by Alyssa Quint

Debra Caplan

The Rise of the Modern Yiddish Stage is a monumental work that tells the story of Avrom Goldfaden, Yiddish theater’s most central, confounding, and enigmatic figure while also situating it in the context of Yiddish theater’s initial development.

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