Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
A. was born on 28 January
1895 in Seltz (Syalyets), Grodno Gubernia, Polish
Lithuania. his father was a Hebrew teacher., from whom
he learned. Already a youth he [geknelt] in a village,
and in his sixteen year he immigrated to America. Under
the pseudonym of Y. Elkin he debuted in 1914 with
sketches and stories in "Dos idishe folk", and then he
began to collaborate in the periodic press under several
A. published the one-act "HInter
grohe vent" in a collection "East Broadway", the 4-act
drama "Tsvishn shtat un dorf" in "Di kalifornier idishe
shtime" (1928) and ten scenes in dialogue form in the
"Forward" and other periodical publications.
B. also had a manuscript "Ven
kurts iz dos lebn" (a drama in 4 acts), "Mr. Gold" (a
[work that can fairly=zakh, vos kon pasirn], in 5
scenes), "Der ndr", (a tragi-comedy in 3 acts) and "Halutsinatsies"
(coedy in 5 scenes).
Zalmen Reyzen -- "Lexicon
of Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, p. 111.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 65.
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