By Heather Nathans
Using an eclectic diversity of assets together with theatrical reports, diaries, letters, cartoons, portraiture, tax files, rumors flying round the tavern, and extra, Heather S. Nathans has listened for the echoes of vanished audiences who witnessed and replied to those stereotypes onstage, from the earliest visual appeal of Shylock on an American level in 1752 to Jewish theater artists at the eve of the Civil conflict. The booklet integrates social, political, and cultural histories, with an exam of these texts (both dramatic and literary) that formed the degree Jew.
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Hideous Characters and Beautiful Pagans: Performing Jewish Identity on the Antebellum American Stage by Heather Nathans