Book on teaching Purimspiel published
Yana Yanover posted this to the Jewish-Music mailing list:
Klezfest in Ukraine, 2005, was dedicated to studying the Jewish folk musical theatre of Purimshpil, as well as to further work on the modern professional skill and creativity of the participants.
A book "Purimshpil. Scenario for work at Klezfest in Ukraine, 2005" (Kiev: The Center of Jewish Education in Ukraine. Jewish Music Department, 2005) was published for the event. The book has been prepared using Moisey Beregovsky's materials from his "Jewish folk musical theatrical performances" (Kiev, Institute of Judaic Library, Publisher "Duh I Litera", 2001). The book was released for the use of musicians and teachers in concert work and education.
The Purimshpil was directed by Alina Ivakh, scenario composed by Eugenia Lopatnik, music by Polina Shepherd and traditional.
We really hope that the further work on Purimshpil will lead us to the revival of Jewish professional traveling theater in Western Europe.
On klezmer.com.ua/events/info10_1.php you can read more about Purimshpil in August, 2005 and listen some musical examples.
Yana Yanover, Director, Klezfest in Ukraine, 2000-2005