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Arnold Perl

ARNOLD PERL  (1914 - 1971)

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below is a list of Arnold Perl's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Bontche Scheig         High School, The         Tale Of Chelm, A         Tevya And His Daughters         World Of Sholom Aleichem



Bontche Scheig

Synopsis:
BONTCHE SCHWEIG is based on a story by I. L. Peretz. As described by Atkinson in the Times, BONTCHE SCHWEIG "is a wonderful one-act piece. Having died after a wretched and barren life on earth, Bontche Schweig now comes to heaven for his reward. Since life has taught him to expect nothing, he expects nothing in heaven. Even when the angels turn out to honor him he remains mute and bewildered." When he is offered anything he wants as a reward for his gentle uncomplaining humility, he can ask only that everyday he be given a hot roll with fresh butter; and even the angels are ashamed that his greatest wish is so pitiful.

Notes:
from Sholom Aleichem

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  4            Other:  -

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High School, The

Synopsis:
based on a work by Sholom Aleichim. According to the New York Times, ". . .it narrates the story of two Jewish parents who try to get their son admitted to a nonreligious school. In Russia at the time there was a quota for Jewish boys who wanted to attend regular schools Essentially, it is the story of one small though persistent attempt to break out of segregation. But it is not arguing a thesis. What endears it to the theatregoer is its bittersweet portrait of two parents-the cautious father, the indomitable mother drawn together by a mystic vision of education for their son. In both the writing and the staging, this is an economical sketch in which the broad, general truths are never mentioned, although they rise out of the silence like thunder."

Notes:
from Sholom Aleichem

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Genre:
Short Play One Act

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Tale Of Chelm, A

Synopsis:
based on folk tales of a village in Eastern Europe, which village was cheated of its rightful quota of intelligence-the angel charged with distributing souls spilled her bag of foolish souls as she flew over Chelm and one of the results was a Melamed-a teacher-who couldn't tell the difference between a nanny goat and a billy goat. The play tells of his constantly frustrated attempts to buy a milch goat for his wife.

Notes:
from Sholom Aleichem

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

Music:
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Genre:
Short Play One Act

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Tevya And His Daughters

Synopsis:
A number of the most famous Tevya stories have been adapted by Mr. Perl into a highly amusing, warm-hearted play. First, the scene in which Tevya, a poor drayman, happens to do a favor to a rich family. In gratitude they give him money and a milk cow-and Tevya the drayman becomes Tevya the dairyman. Most of the play, however, is concerned with the marrying off of Tevya's two eldest daughters. Each time Tevya and his wife Golde have begun to arrange advantageous matches for the girls and each time their well-meaning plans are foiled by the daughters' falling in love and taking matters into their own hands. Tzeitl, the eldest, has attracted the interest of Lazar Wolf, a prosperous butcher, and Golde is enchanted at the thought that her daughter will have pretty clothes to wear and always enough to eat. But Tzeitl has fallen in love with a poor tailor, and of course, love wins out. Then Hodel falls in love with a poor student; they marry, and on their wedding day Hodel's husband is exiled to Siberia. With her pa

Notes:
from Sholom Aleichem

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Company:
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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  5            Other:  -

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World Of Sholom Aleichem

Synopsis:
The three plays are bound together by the narrative of Mendele the Book Seller, who connects the three different expressions of Eastern European Jewish life of the last century. A TALE OF CHELM is based on folk tales of a village in Eastern Europe, which village was cheated of its rightful quota of intelligence-the angel charged with distributing souls spilled her bag of foolish souls as she flew over Chelm and one of the results was a Melamed-a teacher-who couldn't tell the difference between a nanny goat and a billy goat. The play tells of his constantly frustrated attempts to buy a milch goat for his wife. (5M, 3W) BONTCHE SCHWEIG is based on a story by I. L. Peretz. As described by Atkinson in the New York Times, BONTCHE SCHWEIG ". . .is a wonderful one-act piece. Having died after a wretched and barren life on earth, Bontche Schweig now comes to heaven for his reward. Since life has taught him to expect nothing, he expects nothing in heaven. Even when the angels turn out to honor him he remains mute and be

Notes:
from Sholom Aleichem

1st Produced:
-    -

Company:
-

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Three Short Plays One Act

Parts:
Male:  16            Female:  10            Other:  -

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