Revised info on my Jewish Playwrights Course.

by Lynn on January 6, 2023

in The Passionate Playgoer

I’m doing a course on Jewish Playwrights

It’s on Zoom.

Hi Folks,

There is a slight revision to this course. In the European section I listed Gottoldt Ephraim Lessing and his play Nathan the Wise.

I am revising this. Instead of Gottoldt Ephraim Lessing and Nathan the Wise I am referencing Tom Stoppard and his autobiographical play Leopoldstadt.

I’m doing this course through the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre by Zoom, on Jewish Playwrights in January. Please check it out:

Community Programs: Arts & Culture 2022-23TheatreTalks and Presentations


Influential Jewish Playwrights: What Comes First, Being a Playwright or a Jew?Register for the session

 Purchase as drop-in via the calendar below

Start date: Monday, January 16 2023.


 On Monday from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM.

 From 1/16/2023 until 1/30/2023

Location: MNjcc Zoom Meeting


Is there a distinction between being a Jewish playwright and a playwright who is Jewish? What comes first, being a playwright or being a Jew? Or are they entwined? Is it obvious in the work? Is there such a thing as a Jewish theatrical sensibility? Learn about some of the most influential European, American and Canadian playwrights and their theatrical works that have made a difference. This virtual series willl be recorded.       

Guest speaker: theatre critic Lynn Slotkin 


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1 Harold Povilaitis January 6, 2023 at 1:16 am

Thank you, Lynn, for adding Tom Stoppard’s “Leopoldstadt” to your upcoming Jewish Playwrights course. I was disappointed that Mirvish had to cancel this play’s planned North American premiere early last year, due to the pandemic … but I was so glad to recently attend the National Theatre Live presentation of this remarkable and moving play at Cineplex.

I am eagerly looking forward to the start of your course, Lynn !