Novel

Outrageous bullying for the good of the family in G B Stern’s The Matriarch

Originally posted on Kate Macdonald:
the edition I have, the cover using this rich and passionate painting by Mark Gertler There is something particularly enjoyable about a female villain in fiction, written for readers who expect women to be pure, perfect, and positive. I did a podcast miniseries in 2012 on jaw-droppingly awful, truly appalling female…

Theatre · YIddish

Joseph Kessler’s Pavillion Theatre

Performances began at the Pavilion Theatre in Whitechapel in the early 1890s. By 1906 it had become established as the home of Yiddish theatre in London, and remained popular into the mid-1930s. Four actor-managers were central to the theatre’s direction and development – Sigmund Feinman, Maurice Moscovitch, Joseph Kessler and Fanny Waxman. The theatre was… Continue reading Joseph Kessler’s Pavillion Theatre

Bernard Kops

Alexander the Greatest TV series by Bernard Kops

TV, UK TV Alexander The Greatest (ITV 1971-1972 with Gary Warren and Sydney Tafler) The View 6 Months Ago UK / ITV – ATV / 13×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 15 July 1971 – 31 May 1972 Writer: Bernard Kops / Script Editor: Philip Hinchcliffe / Producer/Director: Shaun O’Riordan Sitcom.Young Jewish schoolboy Alexander Green is… Continue reading Alexander the Greatest TV series by Bernard Kops

Arnold Wesker · Bernard Kops

Arnold Wesker’s Copy Bernard Kops’ The World is a Wedding

Bernard Kops’s “The World is a Wedding” (London: Mayflower-Dell, 1966). Not all post-market portraiture is elegant. Kops modified this presentation copy of his autobiography for his friend and colleague Arnold Wesker, whose archive resides at the Ransom Center. Kops removed the original cover and replaced it with the inverted cover torn from a paperback copy… Continue reading Arnold Wesker’s Copy Bernard Kops’ The World is a Wedding