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Our Sounds, our Laughs, our Heroes: Performing the (Jewish-)American Dream
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When: 7/26/2014
2:15 PM
Where: Princess E
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Our Sounds, Our Laughs, Our Heroes: Performing the (Jewish-)American Dream
Princess E

FOCUS GROUP: Theatre History (TH)

Kane Anderson, University of Puget Sound
Super-Immigrants and Jewish Americanism in David Bar Katz’ The History of Invulnerability

Rick DesRochers, Long Island University, Post
The Family Act Goes to School: The Marx Brothers, Vaudeville, and Americanization

Liz Kinsley, Northwestern University
The Isle is Full of Noises, Sounds, and Sweet Airs: Rhetorical A/Effects of Shakespearean Sound in Manhattan’s Ethnic Theatres, 1880-1924

Excavating the history of Jewishness on America’s stages, this panel reveals how Shakespeare, the Marx Brothers, and Superman served Jewish artists (re)negotiating anxieties of assimilation. 

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