A lavishly illustrated world history of the Yiddish theater covering five continents and more than 300 years.
"I recommend Vagabond Stars to all who are interested in Yiddish theater, its development, and its role in Yiddish culture. The reader will find in it an ocean of information."—Issac B. Singer
"What makes Sandrow’s work distinctive is the unusual blend of impeccable scholarship and hilarious backstage anecdote. The vividness of the book is enhanced by a collection of 125 rate illustrations—pictures of actors, scenes from plays and films, posters, newspaper cartoons, and other memorabilia."—Joseph Papp, The New York Times Book Review
"What a marvelous story it is—a hundred years of incredible vitality. Sandrow has chronicled it with fullness and deep affection."—Stanley Kauffmann
"An admirable feat of scholarship on a marvelous and –alas—vanishing world. I know of no comparable work, so well written, in the field."—Leo Rosten
"There is great warmth here, and humor, and much that is touching—obviously a labor of love."—Library Journal
Nahma Sandrow teaches at the City University of New York and is the author of Surrealism: Theater, Arts, Ideas.