Death of a Salesman (Yiddish Rep)
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Death of a Salesman (Yiddish Rep)

Death of a Salesman (Yiddish Rep) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(25 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Profound, Intense

About the Show

New Yiddish Rep presents Arthur Miller’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, updated and performed in Yiddish with English super-titles.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (25)

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42 Reviews | 19 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Funny, Original

See it if You are into a whole new experience (I am talking about the Yiddish version of DOS). It brought fresh and poignant perspective.

Don't see it if You are not up for a play performed in Yiddish with supertitles.

21 Reviews | 3 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Exquisite, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy great acting and serious storytelling

Don't see it if You want to miss out on a WONDERFUL play

41 Reviews | 7 Followers
Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if It is such a great show For the first time black actors

Don't see it if It is a must see

45 Reviews | 14 Followers
Must see, Profound, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you love a classic.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy a good play.

12 Reviews | 3 Followers
Dated, Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see aclassic

Don't see it if Don't want to pay attention

7 Reviews | 3 Followers
Masterful, Intimate, Stunning, Mesmerizing, Brilliant

See it if you want to see this classic tragedy staged and performed as it was meant tobe, enjoy great acting, and visionary directing.

Don't see it if Miller is not your cup of tea, minimalism doesn't float your boat. Read more

9 Reviews | 1 Follower
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if You like a great storyline and good entertainment.

Don't see it if You are silly.

6 Reviews | 1 Follower
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Profound, Relevant

See it if Drama & intensity is what you enjoy

Don't see it if you are not willing to become emotionally involved with the characters

Critic Reviews (13)

The New York Times
November 2nd, 2015

"It’s frustrating that design gets in the way of this production. Mr. Yassur stages much of the play with straightforward simplicity... But when Willy’s mind grows muddled, and when he flashes back, up come the creepy lights and the eerie music. These jarring distractions arguably have roots in Miller’s stage directions, but here they read as misguided modernism, confusing the action rather than clarifying it. Ultimately, they become a fatal flaw."
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October 19th, 2015

"New Yiddish Rep’s 'Death of a Salesman' adds a new dimension to this well-known tragedy. With the English language supertitles it becomes accessible to a non-Yiddish speaking audience. The use of Yiddish gives the play an intimacy that it doesn’t ordinarily have, as though we were watching a cinéma vérité film. This version makes absolutely clear the universality of the play while at the same time placing it in the milieu that Miller was obviously writing about."
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October 18th, 2015

"New Yiddish Rep's translation opens up whole new vistas of interpretation...The play becomes more about the dangers of assimilation than the failure of the American Dream. If the rootlessness of the Lomans is not apparent in traditional productions, it certainly becomes blatantly obvious when the family becomes Jewish and speaks Yiddish...It's not hard to speculate on how much better even this great classic might have been if Miller had been more in touch with his roots."
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Theatre is Easy
October 15th, 2015

"Moshe Yassur’s direction is impressive, particularly because he doesn’t give himself much furniture to work with...Hoffman leads an excellent company of actors who are not only delving deep into the soul of Miller's masterpiece, they are doing so in Yiddish...If you speak Yiddish, I imagine this production will only be more poignant and moving."
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Theater Pizzazz
October 13th, 2015

"I simply can’t get this production out of my mind. Both the company and the cast deserve an abundance of praise for their talents and achievement. Both were inspired. Once again deliberate simplicity produced consequential significance."
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Front Row Center
October 16th, 2015

"A winning staging can be a tall order, but director Moshe Yassur is up to the task. Even the production’s shortcomings seem to work in his favor. The action flows seamlessly and quickly from scene to scene, giving a kinetic energy to Willy’s inevitable collapse and making his many fugue-like flashbacks blur into and out of reality with a mesmerizing air of confusion."
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Wolf Entertainment Guide
October 18th, 2015

"Avi Hoffman’s performance stands among the best of Willy Lomans in the history of Arthur Miller’s classic...The drama is extremely well mounted under the direction of Moshe Yassur...Helping to make the experience rewarding are the excellent other cast members."
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The Huffington Post
October 25th, 2015

"A remarkable cast beautifully captures its raw, realistic pathos. Avi Hoffman delivers a tour-de-force portrait of Willie Loman and attention must be paid…Performed on a bare set, save for a table and chairs, the New Yiddish Rep's revival is riveting. Brilliantly calibrated by director Moshe Yassur, who gets exceptional performances from his cast, this version is not to be missed."
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