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Posts Tagged ‘Jewish playwright’

Amalie Materna, Emil Scaria and Hermann Winkelmann (right) in the 1882 premiere production of Parsifal in Bayreuth, 1882

My Parsifal Conductor

Alice Burdick Schweiger Special to the Jewish News Heading to NYC this fall? Check out this play written by a Jew, based on an opera by an anti-Semite that was conducted by his close friend, a Jew. Above: Amalie Materna, Emil Scaria and Hermann Winkelmann (right) in the 1882 premiere production of Parsifal in Bayreuth, 1882…

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celebrity Jews, Jewish celebrities, Hollywood sign. Neil Simon and Operation Finale

Celebrity Jews: Neil Simon And Operation Finale

NEIL SIMON OFTEN HAD THE TOUCH Neil Simon, the famous playwright, died on Aug. 25, age 91. The day before, I stumbled onto a YouTube video that noted that 40 of the most famous current working screenwriters were asked in 2017 to name the 100 best screenwriters of all time. They selected Billy Wilder (1906-2002)…

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celebrity Jews: BlackkKklansman, Gal Gadot, Hedy Lamarr

Celebrity Jews: BlackKkKlansman, Gal Gadot and More

CATCHING UP WITH ONE WORTH CATCHING BlackKkKlansman (see story in this issue) opened two weeks ago in theaters and its great reviews guarantee it will still be playing as you read this. It’s being heralded as the best Spike Lee movie in many years. It’s based on a 2014 memoir, Black Klansman, by Ron Stallworth,…

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