A Life on the Stage
ISBN10: 155783458X ISBN13: 9781557834584 Contributors: Rosenfeld, Lulla (Translator); Adler, Stella (Introduction) Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books Published: May 1 2001 Pages: 403 Weight: 1.30lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
Jacob Adler, with his performances in the Yiddish KING LEAR, URIEL ACOSTA and Shylock in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, became first a megastar of the exploding Yiddish theatre, and then all of Broadway. His memoirs, originally written and published in Yiddish and now translated (by his granddaughter) into English for the first time provides not only a compelling portrait of one of America's greatest actors but a fascinating social history of his time.