Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish [videorecording] / written and directed by Eve Annenberg
- Uniform Title:
- Romeo and Juliet (Motion picture : 2011)
- [Place of publication not identified] : Nancy Fishman Film Releasing, 2011.
- Physical Description:
- 1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
- Additional Creators:
- Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Annenberg, Eve, Weiss, Lazer, Weisz, Melissa, Zafir, Mendy, and Nancy Fishman Film Releasing
- The play Romeo and Juliet has been translated around the world. Now this gritty, funny new feature film retells William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" in Yiddish. A middle-aged ER nurse, Ava, in graduate school-and bitterly lapsed observant Jew-undertakes a Yiddish translation of Shakespeare's great classic, Romeo and Juliet. Meanwhile, her houseguest, also a Hasidic dropout, is "leaking" Kabbalistic magic, and enchants her studio apartment. In what might be the first Yiddish "mumblecore" film, Annenberg creates a parallel universe (aka Williamsburg, Brooklyn), where Romeo and Juliet stem from divergent streams of ultra-orthodox Judaism and speak their lines in street-smart Yiddish.
- Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Cataloged from container.
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Lazer Weiss, Melissa Weisz, Mendy Zafir.
- Technical Details:
- Includes public performance rights.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Harry & Tessi Goldberg and Morris & Lillian Karasek Memorial Libraries Endowment in Jewish Studies; 2012
- Endowment Note:
- Harry and Tessie Goldberg and Morris and Lillian Karasek Memorial Libraries Endowment in Jewish Studies
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