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The Founding of the Yiddish Theater in 1876

Avraham Goldfaden (seated in the middle) surrounded by members of his troupe c. 1878

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Avraham Goldfaden (seated in the middle) surrounded by members of his troupe c. 1878

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The Founding of the Yiddish Theater in 1876

Description

The work of historians including Shatzky canonized the date of 1876 as the year the modern Yiddish theater was founded by Avrom Goldfaden.

Above:
Photograph of Avrom Goldfaden (seated, at center) with members of his early theater troupe. Goldfaden is known as "the father of Yiddish theater."

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“The Founding of the Yiddish Theater in 1876,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed June 22, 2021, https://ataleoftwomuseums.yivo.org/items/show/2940.
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