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Cumberland’s Benevolent Hebrew in Eighteenth-Century Britain and America

Cumberland’s Benevolent Hebrew in Eighteenth-Century Britain and America Abstract: This essay uses the different contemporary reactions of British critics and Jews to uncover the different facets of Richard Cumberland’s understudied play The Jew (1794), which help to explain its enormous popularity among gentiles and the lack of enthusiasm among Jews, then moves across the Atlantic to examine the very different reception the play received from reviewers and audiences in America. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Studies in American Jewish Literature Penn State University Press

Cumberland’s Benevolent Hebrew in Eighteenth-Century Britain and America

Studies in American Jewish Literature , Volume 33 (1)

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Abstract: This essay uses the different contemporary reactions of British critics and Jews to uncover the different facets of Richard Cumberland’s understudied play The Jew (1794), which help to explain its enormous popularity among gentiles and the lack of enthusiasm among Jews, then moves across the Atlantic to examine the very different reception the play received from reviewers and audiences in America.

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Studies in American Jewish LiteraturePenn State University Press

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