The Stella Adler Studio of Acting Presents 'Finding the Jewish Shakespeare' Talk With Beth Kaplan, 9/13

September 7
1:56 PM 2012
The Stella Adler Studio of Acting Presents 'Finding the Jewish Shakespeare' Talk With Beth Kaplan, 9/13

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. 

Following Ms. Kaplan's presentation, Sam Schacht, the former Dean of The Actors Studio Drama School and co-founder of two thriving New York acting companies: The New Group and The Workshop, will perform scenes from Gordin's Yiddish King Lear along with Michael Howard, actor, director, master teacher and founder of Michael Howard Studios.
Finding the Jewish Shakespeare
Thursday, September 13 at 7:00pm
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.
The event is free and open to the public. To reserve tickets, for interviews or more information, contact David Rosenthal at 646-723-4344 or

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