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
 

A. Almi
(Elihu Khayim Sheps)
 

 

A. was born on 2 August 1892 in Warsaw, Poland, into a family of poor artisans. Until the age of ten he learned in a cheder, later learning as an auto-didact. In 1907 he debuted in "Roman tseytung" with songs, wandering across Germany, Austria, Holland and Belgium and he published very many articles, songs and essays in the periodic press. At the end of 1912 he immigrated to America, where he became a collaborator in the local periodic Yiddish press, published several books. In his book "Velt un mentsh" (essays, 1928), he bamit zikh in the essay "Teater" to demonstrate  that theatre is an obsolete art, and was never an independent art.

In his book "Humoristishe shriftn" (Warsaw, 1928, B. 1), he published several parodies about dramatic works.

A. also published "Unter fonen", a dialogue ("Far di likht", Warsaw, 1927), and "Oyf di khurbut", a dramatic poem, ("Ilustrirte vokh", Warsaw, 1926).

A. had under the pseudonyms of Eli Elin, Eliash, Sh. Eliahu, Dr. A. Elkin, L. Yash, Eliahu Zeydler, written about Yiddish plays and theater reviews in the New York "Tagenblat", "Keneder odler" and "Oyfukum", New York.

A. had in manuscript a drama " Der toyt-aparat".
 

Sh. E.

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, pp. 100-102.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 64.
 

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