Jacob Adler: A Life on the Stage, a Memoir

Jacob Adler

A Life on the Stage, a Memoir

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ISBN10: 155783458X ISBN13: 9781557834584 Contributors: Adler, Jacob P.; 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

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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 provides not only a compelling portrait of one of America's greatest actors but a fascinating social history of his time.

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