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Sara Adler

Sara Adler

In her powerful performances of plays ranging from Shakespeare’s tragedies to A Doll’s House, Sara Adler helped elevate the possibilities of Yiddish theater.

Yiddish actress Sara Adler honored for 50 years on the stage

March 14, 1939

Actress Sara Adler was honored for her 50 years on the Yiddish stage with a testimonial performance at the National Theater in New York City.

Yiddish Theater in the United States

The American capital of Yiddish theater was New York City, where at times as many as fourteen theaters were filled simultaneously, not counting vaudeville and cabaret.

Theater in the United States

For over a hundred years, Jewish women have been involved in the American theater as writers, actors, directors, designers and producers. The vitality of the Yiddish theater, the splendor of Broadway, the rich tapestry of the regional theater—and everything in between—all owe a debt to the Jewish women who have given of their talents, their energy, their drive, and their dreams.

Sara Adler

Although her reputation as an artist must have benefited from the association with her husband, Jacob P. Adler, Sara Adler was an admired actor and a strong presence on the Yiddish stage.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Sara Adler." (Viewed on December 18, 2014) <http://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/10375>.

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