Tuesday, March 10, 18:30
Searching for Jewish theatre before the breakthrough of Yiddish comedies in 1876, the first part of the lecture focuses on Jewish traces in theatre history. The story of Yiddish theatre from the late 18th century onward follows two geographical areas: Eastern Europe, including Sweden, and the United States of America, mainly Manhattan – repertoire, artists, venues and audiences of the flourishing Yiddish theatre and its followers today.
Willmar Sauter is professor of theatre studies and dean of humanities at Stockholm University in Sweden, author of Understanding Theatre: Performance Analysis in Theory and Practice, and former president of the International Federation for Theatre Research.
Free entre. The lecture will be held in English.
Obligatory registration till March 2:
The event is organized by Paideia, Jewish Community of Stockholm, Bajit and Jiddischsällskapet I Stockholm