The Windsor Theatre was located at 45-47 Bowery (between
Bayard and Canal Streets, across the street from the Thalia Theatre)
placard announces the presentation of two plays at the Windsor, both
starring Jacob P. Adler. The first is "The Yiddish King Lear," to be
performed on 2 October 1898, and "Der Yudisher
Kapitan Drayfus oyf dem Tayvel's Inzel" [The Jewish Captain Dreyfus
on Devil's Island], to be performed during the next two evenings.
To read more about the "Dreyfus Affair" at the Museum of Family
History, please click
The placard, in part, states:
'Who has not read about the sad case of Captain Dreyfus? Who has not
trembled and shuddered at the reports of his torment on Devil's
Island? Who among you has not shed tears over the tragedy of the
innocent Captain? What Jew is not concerned with his plight? If you
want to witness the anti-Semitic conspiracy, the most extraordinary
event of our time, come Monday or Tuesday evening to see The Jewish
Captain Dreyfus on Devil's Island, written for Mr. Jacob P. Adler by
the famous author, Jacob Gordin. After the performance, to celebrate
the holiday season, Mme. Thomashefsky will give a
rendition of the famous song, 'Get Your Money's Worth'.'
courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Gallery.