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. Which of these biblical women is associated with dance?
Question 2. What was the earliest Broadway play featuring Jewish characters?
The Diary of Anne Frank
Abie's Irish Rose
Death of a Salesman
Question 3. Which of these Jewish playwrights explores homophobia in his work?
Question 4. Who authored "The Comedy of Betrothal"--the oldest existing Hebrew play?
Yehuda Sommo, in 16th century Italy
Avram Goldfadn, though he later became more famous for his works in Yiddish
Solomon Ibn Gabirol, in 11th century Spain
Max Nordau, Theodor Herzl's right-hand man
Question 5. In the 18th century, which group of Jews introduced ecstatic dancing into Jewish ritual and worship?
Jewish immigrants to America
Question 6. In the mid-20th century, who was responsible for disseminating Israeli folkdances across the United States?
Selma Jeanne Cohen
Question 7. Which of these was NOT an Israeli playwright?
Question 8. What is the name of the play often performed at a Purim celebration
Question 9. Which biblical king peformed David performs an ecstatic dance before the ark as it was brought to Jerusalem?
Question 10. Which of the following religions is not represented in the play Nathan der Weise?