Jewish Theatre & Dance QuizFrom Yiddish theatre to Israeli folkdance, performing arts are a key part of Jewish self expression. How much do you know about Jewish theatre and dance?
Question 1. Who is credited with bringing Yiddish theatre from Europe to America?
Question 2. Which Shakespearean play has received the most criticism for being anti-Semitic?
Merchant of Venice
Troilus and Cressida
Question 3. How did playwright Tony Kushner begin his "Angels in America"?
With a long midrash from a rabbi
With a reference to Adam and Eve
With Hava Nagila
With a clip of a speech by Golda Meir
Question 4. True or False: Yiddish theatre has a long history in St. Petersburg , Russia
Question 5. Which of these is a common part of Jewish wedding dancing?
The groom dances while carrying the bride on his back
The groomsmen perform a special dance for the bride, in private
The bride and groom are hoisted up on chairs
All of these
Question 6. In the 1930s, Habimah Theatre moved from Moscow to
Question 7. Beginning in the Middle Ages, which Jewish holiday was associated with theatre productions?
Question 8. Which of the following religions is not represented in the play Nathan der Weise?
Question 9. What is the name of Israel's National Theatre?
Lovers of the Hebrew Stage
Question 10. Which noted dancer made his debut at the 92nd Street Y in New York?