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. True or false: Hasidic circle dancing can last for hours.
Question 2. In what play does Jakie Rabinowitz abandon his past, his father, and his love for cantorial music to become the American jazz star Jack Robin?
Awake and Sing!
The Jazz Singer
Fiddler on the Roof
Question 3. Who is credited with bringing Yiddish theatre from Europe to America?
Question 4. What is the name of Israel's National Theatre?
Lovers of the Hebrew Stage
Question 5. Which of these biblical women is associated with dance?
Question 6. 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 7. 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 8. Which of these Jewish playwrights explores homophobia in his work?
Question 9. Who is known as the father of Yiddish theatre?
Question 10. Which biblical king peformed David performs an ecstatic dance before the ark as it was brought to Jerusalem?