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Ester Rachel Kaminska Theater Museum Collection

He, She, and I: An Erotic, Futuristic, Cubist Play, A Kaleidoscope in One Act by Korntayer, theater program

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Title

He, She, and I: An Erotic, Futuristic, Cubist Play, A Kaleidoscope in One Act by Korntayer, theater program

Description

A program for an evening that featured a production of Fishke the Lame, an adaptation of the nineteenth-century novel by Mendele Moykher-Seforim, and He, She, and I by a playwright, operetta-composer, and dramaturg known only as S. Korntayer. Active in the literary Yiddish theater in the 1920s and 1930s, Korntayer and his family were killed by the Nazis and most of his work was unpublished and lost in the chaos of war. Korntayer translated Shakespeare's  Othello for the Yiddish stage and also wrote original work (including the one showcased here) for various Yiddish theater companies. A suriving copy of Korntayer's He, She, and I has not yet been recovered, but its title points to the experimental orientation of the theater. This production was staged in the People's Theater in Vilna.

Source

RG8

Publisher

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Language

Yiddish

Type

document

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Citation

“He, She, and I: An Erotic, Futuristic, Cubist Play, A Kaleidoscope in One Act by Korntayer, theaterprogram,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed September 21, 2021, https://ataleoftwomuseums.yivo.org/items/show/2261.
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