On the Horizon: “Death of a Salesman” in the Original
A THOROUGHLY satisfying translation is a rare thing in the theater, and even rarer in the Yiddish theater. However, if Toyt fun a Salesman at the Parkway Theater in Brooklyn (through February 4 and perhaps longer) is nevertheless a unique experience, it is not for either of these reasons. Nor is it simply the fact that one finds it so apt, so almost inevitable, that this play of a Wandering Salesman should be presented to a Jewish audience. What one feels most strikingly is that this Yiddish play is really the original, and the Broadway production was merely Arthur Miller’s translation into English.
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