re: Just curious.
Last Edit: NewtonUK 10:04 am EDT 08/02/20
Posted by: NewtonUK 10:03 am EDT 08/02/20
In reply to: Just curious. - TheOtherOne 08:47 am EDT 08/02/20

Well, his speech, and song, are JEwish in tone and rhythm - Sue me, sue me, what you can do me.
And nu is Yiddish. And back in Runyon land you didnt speak Yiddish if you werent Jewish - believe me!

A- right, already; I’m just a no-goodnik/ A -right, already; it’s true. So, nu?

Again Jewish slang. So - no they don't say the character is Jewish. But if you did a play and a character said 'in the name of the father, the son, ...' it would be fair to assume the character was a Catholic, whether there was a note to that effect or not.

We saw what happened in the Alfred Molina revival of FIDDLER when you try to play a truly Jewish character, ignmoring that they are Jewish. Not great. You don't have to be Jewish to play Nathan or Tevye. But you have to act Jewish. Otherwise why bother?

Previous: Of course Nathan Detroit is Jewish. And Henry Higgins isn't. (nm) - BwyDan 03:04 pm EDT 08/02/20
Next: re: Just curious. - TheOtherOne 10:58 am EDT 08/02/20

Privacy Policy

Time to render: 0.040846 seconds.