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This innovative and movement-based musical tells the historical tale of Marc Chagall and his relationship with the Soviet Yiddish theater. Green Violin deconstructs the musical and approaches the form with an emphasis in movement, silence and rhythm.
This Guide features helpful resources for the teaching and learning of the musical "Green Violin". Though by no means exhaustive, the guide orients teachers and students to books and DVDs, useful online learning tools (such as online databases), and other resources that can help users to learn more about the music, art and theatre that resulted from the friendship and artistic collaboration between Marc Chagall and Solomon Mikhoels, the extraordinary leading actor of the first Soviet Yiddish Theater (GOSET).
Call Number: MAIN COLLECTION / 3RD FLOOR PN3035 .C43 2008
Publication Date: 2008-11-25
Jewish luck by Yidishe gliḳnActors from the Moscow Yiddish State Art Theatre star in this adaptation of Sholem Aleichem’s stories about Menachem Mendel. Mendel leaves his home to find his ’luck’, and on the way he tries many different jobs, including matchmaking. A story of life in a small Jewish shtetl at the turn of the century.
Call Number: DVDS / 1ST FLOOR PJ5129.R2 J48 2007
The king and the fool by Yossi TuriskyJewish rituals, traditions, and memories were kept alive in the Soviet Union by Yiddish theater and literature. Two important figures in this movement were Solomon Mikhoels and Benjamin Zuskin, who helped establish the Yiddish Theater in Moscow. This video shows scenes from several of their productions, including the title film. Includes interviews with the actors’ daughters, who discuss their memories of the theater and its development.
Marc Chagall by Marc Chagall; Ya. Tugendkhold; A. M. Efros; Benjamin Harshav; Barbara HarshavMarc Chagall (1887-1985) traversed a long route from a boy in the Jewish Pale of Settlement to a commissar of art in revolutionary Russia, to the position of a world-famous French artist. This book presents for the first time a comprehensive collection of Chagall’s public statements on art and culture. The documents and interviews shed light on his rich, versatile, and enigmatic art from within his own mental world.
Call Number: MAIN COLLECTION / 3RD FLOOR N6999.C46 A35 2003
Call Number: MAIN COLLECTION / 3RD FLOOR PN3035 .H38 2008
Publication Date: 2008-01-09
My Life, 2010 by Marc ChagallMy Life was written in Moscow in 1921–1922, when Chagall was thirty-five years old. It remains one of the most extraordinarily inventive and beautifully told of all autobiographies. The text is accompanied by twenty plates which Chagall prepared especially to illustrate his life story. Together, the words and pictures paint an incomparable portrait of one of the greatest painters of this century, and of the now vanished milieu which inspired him.
Call Number: MAIN COLLECTION / 3RD FLOOR N6999.C46 A2 2013
Publication Date: 2011-05-01
Stalin's Secret Pogrom by Joshua Rubenstein; Vladimir Pavlovich NaumovIn the spring and summer of 1952, fifteen Soviet Jews, including five prominent Yiddish writers and poets, were secretly tried and convicted; multiple executions soon followed in the basement of Moscow's Lubyanka prison. The defendants were falsely charged with treason and espionage because of their involvement in the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee, and because of their heartfelt response as Jews to Nazi atrocities on occupied Soviet territory.