Start by marking theatrical liberalism jews and popular entertainment in america as want to read theatrical liberalism jews and popular entertainment in america by andrea most liked it 30 rating details 2 ratings 1 review makes new sense of aspects of popular culture we have all grown up with and thought we knew only . Theatrical liberalism as andrea most defines it is a revolutionary embrace of theatricality as a viable social mode the prioritizing of external action over internal intention the celebration of self fashioning as a uniquely american form of freedom and the construction of a theatrical community based on obligation rather than rights. Theatrical liberalism jews and popular entertainment in america by andrea most new york new york university press 2013 we in the show business have our religion too on every day the show must go on asserts al jolson as jack robin ne jakie rabinowitz in warner brothers the jazz singer . In theatrical liberalism andrea most illustrates how american jews used theatre to navigate encounters with modern culture negotiating a position for themselves within and alongside protestant liberalism by reimagining key aspects of traditional judaism as theatrical. Offering a comprehensive history of the role of judaism in the creation of american entertainment theatrical liberalism re examines the distinction between the secular and the religious in both jewish and american contexts providing a new way of understanding jewish liberalism and its place in a pluralist society
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