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Yiddish Theatre in London

From the late 19th century, Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe brought a rich and expressive form of theatre to the East End of London.
Plays were performed in Yiddish, the language spoken by Central and Eastern European Jews. They ranged from comedy to tragedy, drawing on Yiddish folk tales, adaptations of Shakespeare and stories of immigrant life. The early 20th century was the heyday of Yid…