Glasgow’s Jewish Institute Players and their narratives of Scottish-Jewish identity

Maloney, P. and Scullion, A. (2019) Glasgow’s Jewish Institute Players and their narratives of Scottish-Jewish identity. Jewish Culture and History, 20(1), pp. 80-98. (doi: 10.1080/1462169X.2018.1543122)

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The Glasgow Jewish Institute Players was an innovative community theatre group whose work explored the many facets of Jewish identity in inter- and post-war Britain. This essay provides an overview of the company’s production history and repertoire, including plays by its inspirational founder, the playwright and director Avrom Greenbaum (1903–1963). It argues that the group’s output reflected the identities and self-image of a Glasgow Jewish community that was seeking to consolidate and rationalise its place in Scottish and British society in the inter- and post-war periods.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Research towards this essay was supported by a grant from the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Maloney, Dr Paul and Scullion, Professor Adrienne
Authors: Maloney, P., and Scullion, A.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts
Journal Name:Jewish Culture and History
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):2167-9428
Published Online:18 November 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Taylor & Francis
First Published:First published in Jewish Culture and History 20(1):80-98
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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