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Pascal: Two Plays  

The Yiddish Queen Lear / Woman in the Moon

Pascal: Two Plays $19.95 ex GST
$21.95 inc GST
The Yiddish Queen Lear 
New York in the late 1930s: a once-famous Yiddish actress gives her theatre business over to her three daughters. This is a story of love, infidelity, betrayal and exile, which examines the moment when Jewish East European and American cultures meet, on the eve of the Holocaust. Both a free reworking of Shakespeare's King Lear and a homage to the lost world of Yiddish theatre, The Yiddish Queen Lear is a vibrant, funny and tragic study of the clashes and connections between two very different worlds. 

This play is an affecting and eclectic treat. - Evening Standard

Woman in The Moon 
Set in the United States, England and Germany, between 1920 and 2001, this is a dream play inspired by both the Faust legend and the testimonies of French, Austrian and German survivors from Camp Dora. It explores the connections between the US space programme, the V1 and V2 bombers, and slave labour in the Third Reich.

Brave, intelligent and desperately moving. - The Guardian

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-253-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


Julia Pascal was born in Manchester. She trained as an actor before going to London University and from 1977 she has worked as a theatre director. She was the first female director to work at the NT, and has since been Associate Director at the Orange Tree Theatre. She began writing for the stage in the mid-1980’s and was previously Dance editor for City Limits Magazine and a freelancer for the Guardian In 1985 she formed Pascal Theatre Company (, which produces new plays and works educationally in schools and community centres while also providing training workshops for women theatre practitioners. Her other plays include: Crossing Jerusalem, The Yiddish Queen Lear and The Holocaust Trilogy: Theresa, A Dead Woman on Holiday, The Dybbuk.

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