together with theWorkmen’s Circlepresents
Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London 1884-1914
From the late 1890s, a vibrant Yiddish music hall developed in the East End of London. Immigrant writers and performers wrote heartfelt, moving, and humorous songs about their experiences of changing times, and in true music hall style, with ribald innuendo alluding to sexual contact. This talk will analyze and perform songs which engage with the changing roles of men an women, sex in (and out of!) marriage, and the community’s ‘dirty laundry’, sexual abuse and prostitution.
Join us on Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 PM for a variety of funny and edgy poems and songs from London’s 19th and 20th century East End Yiddish Theater. Led by renowned historian, Yiddishist, and performer Vivi Lachs in Yiddish and English.
All levels of Yiddish speakers are welcome.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
The Workmen’s Circle
247 West 37th Street (Between 7th & 8th Avenue)
New York, NY 10018
$10 (free for Workmen’s Circle members)