From the first time Lemml heard Sholem Asch’s play The God of
START: (With false heartiness) Asch: Lemml! My good man! Please come in.
Lemml: I don’t think I am your good man anymore, Mr. Asch.
Asch: Well, then, may I join you?
Lemml: Please yourself.
[... ... ...]
END: Lemml: —You have washed your hands clean of this tailor from Balut! Who doesn’t stand up for the name on his title page? I am taking the manuscript in Yiddish wid me. (Geshray) Mr. Asch! Your play it changed my life—
Asch: Lemml: Listen, wait—
[Madje: Wait, Lemml —]
Lemml: I am going home.
Vogel, Paula, Indecent, Theatre Communications Group, 2017, p. 71-73.
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