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The Dybbuk

The Dybbuk( )
Author: Ansky, S.
Rasovsky, Yuri
Prologue by: Ansky, S.
Read by: Full Cast Production Staff,
Adapted by: Rasovsky, Yuri
Directed By: Rasovsky, Yuri
Illustrator: Rasovsky, Yuri
Produced by: Rasovsky, Yuri
Translator: Rasovsky, Yuri
Performed by: Asner, Edward
Bikel, Theodore
Gardner, Ashley
Reiner, Carl
Kind, Richard
Mars, Kenneth
Mercer, Marian
Dean, Robertson
Rosenblat, Barbara
Tabori, Kristoffer
Borrus, Janet
Ellison, Harlan
Karr, Amanda
Otis, James
Miller, Alan
Raver, Lorna
Rudnicki, Stefan
Composed by: Hanson, Shelly
Ovitsky, Steven
ISBN:978-1-4708-9200-5
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Blackstone Audio, Incorporated
Book Format:CD-Audio
List Price:USD $19.95
Book Description:

In the folklore of Eastern European Jewry, a dybbuk is a wandering soul that comes to rest in the body of a living person. In this case, the dybbuk is an impoverished student that possesses a young bride on her wedding day. She is taken to a great Chassidic rabbi for exorcism. But before he can expel the spirit, the sage must discover who the dybbuk was in life, why he has possessed the maiden, and most importantly, how to balance the scales of cosmic justice.

Part folk tale,...
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Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.2 x 5.7 Inches
Author Biography
Ansky, S. (Author)
Born in a small town in Belorussia, Ansky studied in traditional Jewish schools and was also self-educated. His writing reflects his democratic ideas and love for the poor and underprivileged, which also prompted his interest in folk psychology and in folklore, its artistic reflection.

Ansky gave a highly poetic and symbolic interpretation to a popular folk belief in his play The Dybbuk, which is the story of a dead soul that enters the body of a living person as a malevolent spirit. The play is a classic of Yiddish theater.

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