The Irish Hebrew Lesson

Productions

First produced as a film titled (The Hebrew Lesson) in 1972, directed by Wolf Mankowitz
World Premiere of The Irish Hebrew lesson Almost Free Theatre, London: 1978. Jan 22 – Feb 19.
US Premiere The Colonnades Theatre Lab: February,1980 (as The Irish Hebrew Lesson).Feb 22 – May 18.

Revivals:
Nation Jewish Theatre. 1987.
New End Theatre, London. July, 2000.
Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond. 4 June – 28 June 2003.

Reviews

Kent, Kay. “Writers in Residence-3.” The Irish Times 13 Jan 1972: 10. Web. 18 Jun 2013.
Gillespie, Elgy. “Co-op Filming at Ardmore.” The Irish Times 06 Mar 1972. Web. 18 Jun 2013.
Peter, John. “John Barton Gets His Own Way.” The Sunday Times 29 Jan 1978: S8. Web. 18 Jun 2013.
Atlas, James. “Theater: An Irish Bill: Unhappy Land.” New York Times 05 Mar 1980: C23. Web. 5 Jun 2013.
Shepard, Richard F. “An English Jew Visits New York From Ireland.” New York Times 06 May 1980: C7. Web. 5 Jun 2013.
Goodman, Walter. “Stage: ‘Two Fridays’.” New York Times 12 Nov 1987: C21. Web. 5 Jun 2013.
Cavendish, Dominic. Rev. of The Bespoke Overcoat/The Hebrew Lesson, by Wolf Mankowitz. The Independent 26 June 2000: 16. Web. 6 June 2013.
Cavendish, Dominic. Rev. of The Bespoke Overcoat/The Hebrew Lesson, by Wolf Mankowitz. The Independent 1 July 2000: 40. Web. 6 June 2013.
Edwards, Charlotte. “ This Kiss Really Needs a Better Build-Up.” Rev. of  Stop Kiss, by Diana Son and The Bespoke Overcoat/The Hebrew Lesson, by Wolf Mankowitz. The Independent 2 July 2000: 6. Web. 6 June 2013.
Cashman, Greer Fay. “In Her Own Right.” Rev. of  The Irish Hebrew Lesson, by Wolf Mankowitz. The Jerusalem Post 18 March 2009: 16. Web. 6 June 6, 2013.
Mountford, Fiona. “This is a First Class Delivery.” The Evening Standard 20 June 2003: 30. Web. 10 June 2013.

Interviews

Jews in Ireland

http://www.jewishireland.org/
Garner, Steve. Racism in the Irish Experience. London: Pluto Press, 2003.
Hezser, Catherine. “‘Are You Protestant Jews or Roman Catholic Jews?’: Literary Representations of Being Jewish in Ireland.” Modern Judaism 25.2 (2005) 159-188.
Keogh, Dermot. Jews in Twentieth-Century Ireland. Cork: Cork University Press, 1998.
Rivlin, Ray. Shalom Ireland: A Social History of the Jews in Modern Ireland. Dublin: Gill & MacMillan, Ltd., 2003.

Mankowitz’ Own Writing

Mankowitz, Wolf, Dannie Abse & Gerda Charles. “On Being English and Jewish: Replies to an Enquiry.” Jewish Quarterly 11.4 (1963) 3-11.

Other

Davis, Gerald. “Wolf Mankowitz in Ireland.” Jewish Quarterly 46.1 (1991) 27-30.
Flyyn, Arthur. Irish Film, 100 Years. Wicklow, Ireland: Kestrel Books Ltd., 1996. Print.
“The Hebrew Lesson.” The Irish Filmography. Rockett, Kevin. Cornwall, England: Hartnolls Ltd., 1996.

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