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Mr. SEEGER: It was early in 1939, the father of Moe Asch, the famous novelist, Sholem Asch. He says Moe, I hear you bought a recording machine.
In this period typical Yiddish plays (such those by Goldfaden, An-ski, Sholem Asch and Jacob Gordin) constituted a minority of the pieces staged by Kaminska — only fifteen out of fifty-two.
The stories didn't seem remotely exotic, whether they were didactic folk parodies, as with one written by Sholem Aleichem; latter-day folk exegesis, as with one by Sholem Asch; or nearly impenetrable Kabbalistic allegory, as with several by Der Nister.
Alex Remington: Radiant Days, Haunted Nights: Yiddish Folktales Are Like the Brothers Grimm With Rabbis 2009
I. Schwartz (1885 – 1971), and a play by Sholem Asch (1880 – 1957), enacting and elaborating a conflict between two deities — Moloch, primordial and blood-thirsty, and the Hebrew God.
The playhouse became famous for producing plays by experimental and esoteric writers such as James Joyce and Sholem Asch. It also produced a number of plays that reflected the various ethnic backgrounds of people who lived in the area.
Irene Lewisohn. 2009
Crowned “the Poetess of Jerusalem” by Sholem Asch (1880 – 1957), Rikudah Potash wrote in Yiddish about the landscape of her beloved city and its diverse ethnic communities.
Rikudah Potash. 2009
Speaking of forgotten writers, did Sholem Asch ever get a Pulitzer.
The sisters fondly recall one evening when Yiddish writer Sholem Asch paid a visit.
Chicago Reader 2010
"Without a love of humankind there is no love of God," as Sholem Asch expressed it.
Wake Up From Your Slumber - The Truth Will Set You Free 2009
God of Vengeance, adapted from the classic Yiddish drama by Sholem Asch, was presented at PPF in 1999 and produced at ACT Theatre in Seattle and the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
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