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
 

Yehoshua Alkan

 

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 names.

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).
 

Sh. E.

Zalmen Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, p. 111.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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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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