Vol. 10 No. 10 (2020): Minorities in/and Ireland
Sezione monografica / Monographic Section

Jewish Drama on the Irish Stage: The Socio-Political and Cultural Milieu of the Dublin Jewish Amateur Operatic Society (1908-1910) and the Dublin Jewish Dramatic Society (1924-1954)

Barry Montgomery
Ulster University
Published June 10, 2020
Keywords
  • Gaelic,
  • Literary Revival,
  • Nationalism,
  • Theatre,
  • Yiddish
How to Cite
Montgomery, B. (2020). Jewish Drama on the Irish Stage: The Socio-Political and Cultural Milieu of the Dublin Jewish Amateur Operatic Society (1908-1910) and the Dublin Jewish Dramatic Society (1924-1954). Studi Irlandesi. A Journal of Irish Studies, 10(10), 133-152. https://doi.org/10.13128/SIJIS-2239-3978-11757

Abstract

This essay will conduct an examination into the as yet under-researched history of Jewish drama and theatre in Ireland. It will explore a number of socio-political and cultural contexts pertinent to shared or paralleled Jewish, Irish, and Irish Jewish concerns over language, identity, history, nationalisms, prejudice and oppression. It will also explore direct or implicit engagements and dialogues between various Irish Jewish dramatic societies and non-Jewish Irish movements and societies such as the Irish Literary Revival and the Gaelic League. Ultimately, the research hopes to provide a framework for future studies into Irish Jewish theatre providing a public platform giving voice to Ireland’s largest non-Christian minority during the first half of the twentieth century.

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