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. What is the name of the play often performed at a Purim celebration
Question 2. 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 3. In the 1930s, Habimah Theatre moved from Moscow to
Question 4. Which noted dancer made his debut at the 92nd Street Y in New York?
Question 5. Who was Sara Levi-Tanai?
An Israeli actor
An Israeli dancer
An Israeli theatre director
An Israeli theatre critic
Question 6. True or false: Hasidic circle dancing can last for hours.
Question 7. True or False: Yiddish theatre has a long history in St. Petersburg , Russia
Question 8. Who is known as the father of Yiddish theatre?
Question 9. 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 10. Which of these plays by Arthur Miller does not explicitly address Jewish themes, but has still been called a "Jewish" work?
The American Clock
Playing for Time
Death of a Salesman