"Beth Kaplan, Author of Finding the Jewish Shakespeare: The Life and Legacy of Jacob Gordin"

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This week, we speak with author, actress, and educator Beth Kaplan. Beth graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, one of Britain’s foremost drama schools, at the age of 22, and worked for a decade as a professional actress. She then left the stage to earn an MFA in creative writing at the University of British Columbia, and has since gone on to teach and write. She is the author of Finding the Jewish Shakespeare: The Life and Legacy of Jacob Gordin, a biography about her great-grandfather the famous Yiddish playwright. Episode 0173 February 8, 2018 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, MA

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