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Recitations on the Yiddish Stage

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Description

A program from a production in Philadelphia, PA. , 1922.
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Description

A program from a dramatic recitation by Baruch Lumet in New York City, 1931.

Title

Recitations on the Yiddish Stage

Date

1922

Description

An accomplished actor and reciter of the Yiddish word, Baruch Lumet (1898-1992) grew up outside Warsaw where he fell in love with theater. He joined a Polish theater troupe as a child and eventually joined the Vilna Troupe. After immigrating to New York City, Lumet continued his acting career with Maurice Schwartz. In the 1920s and 1930s, Lumet also performed recitations,  integrating poetry, choreography, and music. Lumet went on to play roles on the English stage and in Hollywood films. His son, Sidney Lumet (1924-2011), whose career began as a child-actor on the Yiddish stage, was a legendary movie director.

Source

RG8

Publisher

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Language

Yiddish

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Citation

“Recitations on the Yiddish Stage ,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed June 22, 2021, https://ataleoftwomuseums.yivo.org/items/show/2214.
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