Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Moshe Yakov Adershleger

He was born on 11 November 1882 in Olesko, Eastern Galicia, into the family of a poor doctor, whose own father, as an escapee from Russia, had ended the family name Ravitsh and changed it to Adershleger.

He learned in a cheder while at the same time in the local primary school, later becoming a "learned boy" through a hairdresser in Brody. In the early days he read entire Shomer's novels in small German books.

After his father's death he set out in 1899 for America.

Since 1905 he became a worker more often for the periodic press, especially at the "Forward".

A. dramatized his novella "An umglik", aka "Oysgegebn kinder", which is also known as "Greenberg's Daughters", a drama in three acts, performed on the 5th of September 1927 at the Yiddish Art Theatre.
 

Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)", Vol. I, pp. 45-46.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 38.
 

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