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Beyond the Golden Door

Jewish American Drama and Jewish American Experience

Beyond the Golden Door by Julius Novick
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Clifford Odets. Arthur Miller. Paddy Chayefsky. Neil Simon. Jules Feiffer. Wendy Wasserstein. Tony Kushner. These leading American playwrights do not just happen to be Jewish: they are Jewish playwrights. They and other Jewish playwrights have written out of their own experience, for general American audiences, about what it feels like to be twentieth-century American Jews. Beyond the Golden Door is the first book devoted to showing how Jewish playwrights have dramatized the great struggle to balance Old World heritage with New World opportunity - a struggle with implications for all American ethnicities.

Palgrave Macmillan; May 2008
200 pages; ISBN 9780230611832
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Title: Beyond the Golden Door
Author: Julius Novick
 
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