Join 3,376 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


The Dybbuk
March 27, 2010 11:34 PM   Subscribe

The Dybbuk (Yiddish, 1937; based on the 1914 play by S. Ansky.)
posted by Iridic (12 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's funny how the last three threads are all somewhat Jewish related.
posted by makethemost at 11:35 PM on March 27, 2010 [1 favorite]


ok, דאס איז א ביסל צו פיל.
posted by mhz at 11:36 PM on March 27, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yeah, Michael Stuhlbarg got robbed.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:02 AM on March 28, 2010


Needs subtitles for non-Yiddish-speaking audience.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:48 AM on March 28, 2010


Nothing can express the beauty and pathos of the original, but at the risk of cheapening the entire Diasporan experience I would translate it as "That's a bit too much."
posted by Joe in Australia at 1:12 AM on March 28, 2010


HAPPY JEWISH DAY!
What? Well, it should be.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:59 AM on March 28, 2010


There's a restored version of this that came out a while ago -- really worth seeing on the big screen.
posted by texorama at 6:13 AM on March 28, 2010


Jeez, that whole YouTube account is a treasure trove. Ya di di di di di di di di di di.
posted by Astro Zombie at 6:34 AM on March 28, 2010


SLYT - Single Link Yiddish theater?
posted by ericbop at 7:15 AM on March 28, 2010


'The Dead Fiddler' by Isaac Bashevis Singer is a favorite of mine in this genre. Read it.
posted by ovvl at 1:10 PM on March 28, 2010


On a tangential note, I was tickled to notice that, in the end credits to A Serious Man, the mysterious figure in the apocryphal opening scene is listed only as "Dybbuk?"
posted by bicyclefish at 1:48 PM on March 28, 2010


so last night i watched "a serious man" for the first time.
now these all these jewish posts. about a dybbuk, even!
this must mean something.
what does it mean, rabbi? is it a sign from hashem?
posted by clarenceism at 2:01 PM on March 28, 2010


« Older The Yiddish Song of the Week...  |  Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal ... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments