What was, what is the role of Jewish Theater in Austria? From 1900 to
1938, Vienna had a small but extremely active Jewish theater scene
that brought cabaret, musical theater, operettas, short works, and
full-length dramas to the stage in Yiddish, Hebrew, and German.
Yiddish ensembles such as the Jüdische Bühne, which existed
from 1908 to 1938, and the ambitious Jüdische Künstlerspiele
brought together actors from all over Eastern Europe performing
mainly operettas, melodramas, and Yiddish revues in which not only
song and dance, but also the problems of the day played an important role.