Yiddish Vaudeville

The Return Of Yiddish Vaudeville

08/02/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Beginning in the fifteenth century in a valley in Normandy called the Vau de Vire, from which its name derives, vaudeville became one of the most popular forms of entertainment both in Western Europe and America. Jewish immigrants who flooded into New York from Eastern Europe encountered vaudeville and made it their own.

Shane Baker in "The Big Bupkis."
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