Thursday, October 24, 2013

links for today's Yiddish King Lear class

1935 U.S. Yiddish production directed by Harry Tomashevsky, funded by Works Project Administration:
I believe a print of this film exists, restored by the
National Center for Jewish Film
Brandeis University, Lown 102, MS 053
Waltham, Massachusetts 02454
(781) 736-8600;
But I have not seen it.  If anyone wants to work on this for your final paper...?

Meanwhile: 1935 USSR Yiddish production with Solomon Mikhoels as Lear:
1971 USSR Russian production by Grigori Kozintsev borrows some of the iconography of the Mikhoels production:


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