The Stella Adler Studio of Acting will host renowned author Beth Kaplan for a presentation on Jacob Gordin, known as the Jewish Shakespeare. Investigating a family mystery, Ms. Kaplan, a writer, teacher and actress, spent years tracking down her great-grandfather Gordin's controversial story for her book.
The Stella Adler Studio of Acting: 31 West 27th, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001
Jacob Gordin became the first serious writer in Yiddish Theater after immigrating to New York's Lower East Side and meeting the great actor Jacob Adler. Gordin and Adler's collaboration escalated Yiddish Theater from musicals and light fare, introduced high art and realism and ushered in The Golden Age of Yiddish Theater. Adler's starring role in Gordin's Yiddish King Lear gave Adler new respectability and stretched his acting capabilities. Gordin and Adler worked together throughout their careers, and their frequently stormy and competitive relationship reflected the world of drama they helped define.