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Race (Rasa), Jan Fabricius

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Race (Rasa), Jan Fabricius


Jan Fabricius


Rasa by Jan Fabricius belongs to a genre called “Indie dramas,”  that was comprised of Dutch-language realist dramas set in colonial Indonesia and the Netherlands between 1900 and 1925. Indie dramas typically dealt with issues that confronted Europeans who were living in the Dutch Indies and, therefore, largely appealed to Dutch audiences. Indie dramas explored leftist causes including class strife, prejudice towards men of mixed race, the nyai or unofficial wife of the European man, social isolation, and generational conflict. Some were translated into English and German, and this program is evidence that Race was translated into Yiddish.




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Yiddish and Polish


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