A Tale of Two Museums
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Day and Night (Tog un nakht), 

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Day and Night (Tog un nakht), 


The original Yiddish play Day and Night continued Ansky's legacy of ensemble Yiddish theater. Ansky only put fragments of it down on paper which were published in his Collected Works. But he had fully realized it in his imagination and relayed his vision to Sofia Sorkin-Binshteyn soon before his death. The photographer and playwright Alter Kacyzne took it upon himself to complete a draft of the play so it could be produced on stage. It was staged in Warsaw in 1925 and was also put on in New York City in a different version (see the gallery on literary Yiddish theater in the Americas).




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