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Author Shan, Nava.

Title To be an actress / Nava Shean ; translated from Hebrew by Michelle Fram Cohen
Published Lanham, Md. : Hamilton Books, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 166 pages) : illustrations
Contents The historical context of To be an actress / by Prof. Marsha L. Rozenblit -- Nava's two names / By Nava Semel -- Acknowledgments -- Youth -- Terezin -- Back in Prague -- New life -- Hubert
Summary In To Be an Actress, Nava Shean tells about her life on the stage: from children's theater in Prague to traveling theater in the Czech countryside, to performances of prisoners in Terezin concentration camp, to Israel's national theater, Munich State theater, and her one-woman shows. The common theme that runs through the memoir is Ms. Shean's passion for the theater and her dedication to acting despite excruciating circumstances. The memoir provides first-hand account of life in Terezin concentration camp and the incredible artistic activity under the shadow of the transports to the death camps. It also portrays the author's reconnection with her Jewish heritage against the background of her family's assimilation. Upon her arrival in Israel in 1948, Ms. Shean took part in the development of the Israeli theater, an alliance that continued into the 1980s and culminated in her one-woman show Requiem in Terezin
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Shan, Nava.
Actresses -- Israel -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Cohen, Michelle Fram.
Rozenblit, Marsha L., 1950-
LC no. 2009942561
ISBN 0761855637 (electronic bk.)
9780761855637 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Lehiyot sachkanit. English