“Latin America”

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The Goldenberg Variations: The International “Star System” and the Yiddish Theater of Buenos Aires in 1930

Zachary M. Baker

From the 1920s until the 1950s, Yiddish Buenos Aires hosted a thriving theatrical landscape. Critics complained that the public's adoration of "stars" propelled a preponderance of shund at the expense of “better” (literary) plays.

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The Continent: Thoughts Toward the Space of Contemporary Yiddishism

Tamara Gleason Freidberg and Arturo Kerbel

Editing collected volumes of Yiddish writing during WWII, Melekh Ravitsh and Moyshe Rosenberg imagined a forum for the exchange of information, research, and ideas with the goal of developing strong ties between Jewish communities throughout the American continents.


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Musical Comedy as Compromise Formation: Judío and Judía (1926), by Ivo Pelay

Claire Solomon

Ivo Pelay's 1926 plays Judío and Judía, “Jew” and “Jewess,” thematize anxiety not only about the Argentineity of Jews, but also about the Jewishness of Argentina: the promise of assimilation and the threat of subversion.

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Jewish Victims, Jewish Virtue, but Not Much Jewish History: A Review of The Argentinian Prostitute Play

Tova Benjamin

Tova Benjamin reviews The Argentinian Prostitute Play, a new play by Reuven Glezer staged as part of the 2019 Broadway Bound Theatre Festival. 

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Call For Papers: Yiddish and the Transnational in Latin America

The Editors

Abstracts are due by May 1, 2019 for a special issue of In geveb devoted to the subject of Yiddish and the Transnational in Latin America.