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EDWARD ASNER   THEODORE BIKEL   ASHLEY GARDNER   CARL REINER
RICHARD KIND    KENNETH MARS   MARIAN MERCER   ALAN MILLER
ROBERTSON DEAN   BARBARA ROSENBLAT   KRISTOFFER TABORI
JANET BORRUS   HARLAN ELLISON   AMANDA KARR   JAMES OTIS   LORNA RAVER   STEFAN RUDNICKI
original music by Shelly Hanson  musical director Steven Ovitsky  adapted for audio, produced and directed by Yuri Rasovsky

Audie Award winner

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scene from the 1937 Yiddish film version of The Dybbuk.


Hannah Rovina in the 1922 Habima production

"According to Jewish mystical literature, a dybbuk is a disembodied spirit that enters the body of a living person in order to possess that person's soul. Thus, the soul of the bride Leye is possessed by the soul of Khonnon, her promised bridegroom. Exorcism, mysticism and superstition prevail as this drama of eastern Europe unfolds in a full-cast radio production written and directed by Yuri Rasovsky. The loftiness of divine intervention, a leitmotiv of the play, is enhanced by the rich voices of Theodore Bikel and Edward Asner. Ashley Gardner uses an amazing range of vocal dramatics as Leye realizes her tortured predicament...." J.P. AudioFile

A Barnes & Noble customer, April 10, 2000,

Superb One-of-a-Kind Production
This is the only audio-version in English of a lovely, mystical folk play from Eastern Europe. So thank goodness it's good! Although there's fine writing, music and nice production values, the real treat is the fine acting. It's a melencholy love story with supernatural and mystical implications.

A Barnes & Noble customer, a theater lover from Van Nuys, November 12, 1999,

Superb Hannukah gift
An excellent recording of a beautiful play based on Jewish folk lore. A love story and ghost story, perfect for Hannukah giving.


S. Ansky reading The Dybbuk to friends
Leonid Pasternak


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