Adam Kadmon Books
October 23, 2018
6.3 X 1.5 X 9.1 inches | 1.45 pounds
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About the Author
Chaim Potok was born in New York City in 1929. He is the author of nine novels, including The Chosen (1967), The Promise (1969), and My Name is Asher Lev (1972), as well as five plays, three children's books, and three works of nonfiction. An ordained rabbi, he served as an army chaplain in Korea and received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. He died in 2002.
RENA POTOK is a writer, editor, and educator. Her articles, reviews, and poems have appeared in many publications, among them Religion and Literature; The Bryn Mawr Review of Comparative Literature; Borders, Exiles, Diasporas; and Contemporary Women Poets. She was Senior Acquisitions Editor at the Jewish Publication Society, and is the editor of Hills of Spices: Poetry from the Bible, and the 50th anniversary critical edition of The Chosen by Chaim Potok. She was a 2017 recipient of a Fiction Fellowship at the Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. She teaches literature and writing at Villanova University.
DAVID BASSUK is Professor of Theater Arts at Purchase College. He was Artistic Director of Novel Stages Theater Company and Arcadia Shakespeare Festival in Philadelphia, and co-Artistic Director of Ark Theater Company in Los Angeles. He is a director of many productions, among them Cat's Cradle a musical by Kurt Vonnegut, Chaim Potok's The Chosen Off-Broadway, and "American Camera" at Lincoln Center.
CAROL ROCAMORA is an educator, translator, playwright, director, and critic. She founded the Philadelphia Festival Theatre For New Plays at Annenberg Center, where she produced and directed three world premiere plays by Chaim Potok. She is the author of seven books, and has served on the faculty of NYU/Tisch School of the Arts for the past 25 years. She is a member of the American Theater Critics Association, the Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk.
AARON POSNER is a theater director, teacher, and playwright. His adaptations of Chaim Potok's The Chosen and My Name Is Asher Lev have had more than 100 productions, both in the United States and abroad. His other plays and adaptations include Stupid Fucking Bird, Life Sucks, No Sisters, District Merchants, JQA, and Sometimes A Great Notion. He has directed at major regional theater companies throughout the United States.