Musical Theater and Nazi Era Narratives: Exploring a Complex History
|Date||Tue, Nov 29, 6:00pm - 7:30pm|
The Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University and the Holocaust Resource Foundation invite the public to their upcoming Murray Pantirer Memorial Scholar Lecture and 40th Anniversary Commemoration on Tuesday, November 29, at 6:00PM CT. The event will take place in the STEM building, located at Kean University: 1075 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083. ASL interpretation will be provided. For those unable to join in-person, the program will be live-streamed.
Dr. Judah Cohen, The Lou and Sybil Mervis Professor in the Study of Jewish Culture at Indiana University, will address musical theater as an artistic language that has critiqued the politics of Nazism since the 1930s, strategically leveling its commentary through very fantasy and "unreality" that sometimes makes it the basis of criticism today. By looking at three lesser-known works, we can forge a deeper portrait of the form and its artists, while addressing musical theater's complex moral tension as a vessel for Holocaust memory.
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