The Annual Clara Sumpf Lecture Series featuring Eddy Portnoy (day 2)

Wed May 18th 2022, 12:00 - 1:30pm
Event Sponsor
Taube Center for Jewish Studies
CREEES Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies
History Department
Building 260, Pigott Hall450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 260, Stanford, CA 94305Room 216

May 18

טינט, פֿעדער, און ווילדע האַנט-ליאַלקעס: די קינעטישע קונסטווערק פֿון זוני מאוד און יאָסל קאָטלער
Pens, Ink, and Wild Hand Puppets: the Kinetic Artwork of Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler

In late 1925, cartoonists and book illustrators Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler—an artistic team given to a type of Yiddish surrealism—fell upon the idea of creating a Yiddish puppet theater. An immediate hit on the Lower East Side, their hilarious puppet plays were performed to sold-out crowds all over the United States, Europe, and the Soviet Union. Fusing Jewish tradition with high art and left-wing politics, Maud and Cutler created a unique Yiddish experience. Using photos, illustrations, and film clips, this lecture, will detail the compelling story of this unusual Yiddish artistic duo.

Co-sponsored with Stanford's Department of History, the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and UC Berkeley's Center for Jewish Studies.

Join for one or both of these events.
Open to the public!

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*This event will also be accessible via Zoom. You will receive a Zoom link with your RSVP.