Indecent / Paula Vogel.

By: Vogel, PaulaMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2017. Description: viii, 77 p. ; 22 cmISBN: 9781559365475; 1559365471Subject(s): Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957 -- Drama | Theater -- History -- 20th century | Jewish lesbians -- Drama | Lesbians -- Drama | Jewish women -- Drama | DRAMA / AmericanGenre/Form: Drama.DDC classification: 812/.6 LOC classification: PS3572.O294 | I53 2017Other classification: DRA001000 Summary: When Sholem Asch wrote God of Vengeance in 1907, he didn't imagine the height of controversy the play would eventually reach. Performing at first in Yiddish and German, the play's subject matter wasn't deemed contentious until it was produced in English, when American audiences were scandalized by the onstage depiction of an amorous affair between two women. Paula Vogel's newest work traces the trajectory of the show's success through its tour in Europe to its abrupt and explosive demise on Broadway in 1923--including the arrest of the entire production's cast and crew.--Publisher's information, abridged.
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When Sholem Asch wrote God of Vengeance in 1907, he didn't imagine the height of controversy the play would eventually reach. Performing at first in Yiddish and German, the play's subject matter wasn't deemed contentious until it was produced in English, when American audiences were scandalized by the onstage depiction of an amorous affair between two women. Paula Vogel's newest work traces the trajectory of the show's success through its tour in Europe to its abrupt and explosive demise on Broadway in 1923--including the arrest of the entire production's cast and crew.--Publisher's information, abridged.

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