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. In the 18th century, which group of Jews introduced ecstatic dancing into Jewish ritual and worship?
Jewish immigrants to America
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. What is the name of Israel's National Theatre?
Lovers of the Hebrew Stage
Question 4. In the 1930s, Habimah Theatre moved from Moscow to
Question 5. What was the central theme of the Hebrew plays written in Palestine (pre-state Israel)?
The limits of Socialism
The dangers of capitalism
Question 6. Who is known as the father of Yiddish theatre?
Question 7. Beginning in the Middle Ages, which Jewish holiday was associated with theatre productions?
Question 8. 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
Question 9. What was the first American theatre to specialize in Yiddish plays?
Der Yiddishe Theatre
Question 10. Which biblical character is main focus of an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical?