Articles written by: Beth Holmgren

Beth Holmgren

Beth Holmgren is a Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies and SES Department Chair at Duke University. She is the author of "Starring Madame Modjeska: On Tour in Poland and America" published by Indiana University Press, October 20, 2011.

How the Cabaret Went to War
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Features / Music

How the Cabaret Went to War

When Beth Holmgren writes about Poland’s interwar cabaret, you can almost hear the champagne corks flying. This time, the cabaret goes to war. Isn’t that when you need it most?

A Warsaw Star in Tel Aviv: Fryderyk Járosy at “Li-La-Lo,” 1947-1948
2014 Vol. 6 No. 2 — Summer / Features

A Warsaw Star in Tel Aviv: Fryderyk Járosy at “Li-La-Lo,” 1947-1948

Want an evening at a Polish cabaret? Go with Beth Holmgren. She knows everybody who is anybody – both in Warsaw and Tel Aviv – and will introduce you. Try the “Li-La-Lo” with that charming Hungarian Pole, Fryderyk Járosy, and beautiful Yemenite singer Shoshana Damari.

Cabaret Liberation
2013 Vol. 5 No. 1 — Spring / Features / Music

Cabaret Liberation

Getting the vote is all well and good. But what if women want more than that? Beth Holmgren looks at Poland’s interwar cabaret culture.