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. In the 18th century, which group of Jews introduced ecstatic dancing into Jewish ritual and worship?
Jewish immigrants to America
Question 3. Who was Anna Sokolow?
An American Jewish dancer and choreographer
An Israeli dancer and choreographer
A Jewish theatre critic
A patron of Jewish performing arts
Question 4. 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 5. Which biblical king peformed David performs an ecstatic dance before the ark as it was brought to Jerusalem?
Question 6. In the 1930s, Habimah Theatre moved from Moscow to
Question 7. Which of these was NOT an Israeli playwright?
Question 8. Which biblical character is main focus of an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical?
Question 9. Which Shakespearean play has received the most criticism for being anti-Semitic?
Merchant of Venice
Troilus and Cressida
Question 10. What was the central theme of the Hebrew plays written in Palestine (pre-state Israel)?
The limits of Socialism
The dangers of capitalism