Michael Taub

Michael Taub teaches literature, film, and theater at the State University of New York at Purchase. He is the author of Modern Israeli Drama, Israeli Holocaust Drama, and co-editor of Contemporary Jewish American Novelists and Contemporary Jewish American Poets and Playwrights.

Articles by this author

Bella Spewack

The Spewacks’ early plays—Poppa, Spring Song, and War Song—deal with a variety of social issues, among them problems facing new immigrants, some of whom are Jewish. They focus on the clash of cultures, the effect of Americanization on traditional ways, and disenchantment with the elusive American dream. Who better than Bella Spewack, who has “seen it all,” to write about such things?

Bella Bellarina

Unless they worked on the English-speaking stage, Yiddish actors were largely unnoticed by critics and the general media. Thus very little is known about the life of many of these wonderful artists who appeared before adoring audiences on the Lower East Side, Brooklyn, or the Bronx. Such is the case with Bella Bellarina, an actor who made her mark with the famous Vilna Troupe, a company dedicated to serious drama and avant-garde staging techniques.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Michael Taub." (Viewed on July 15, 2019) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/taub-michael>.

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