Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
D. was born on 18 April 1887
in Mezhirov, Podolia.
He came from the Rizhiner
He was educated in the
village Zvonitz, where his parents had moved. Here he
learned in a Talmud Torah and Beit HaMedrash, later
finishing the teacher's courses for the "Chevra mfitsi
hashkhlh" in Odessa.
In 1904 D debuted with
several sketches in Galician-Yiddish writings.
In 1905 he immigrated to
America, where he dedicated himself to Yiddish
journalism. He became excited with Adler, D. settled for
him over (anonymously) Ostrowsky's a drama(?)
D. edited anonymously Dr.
Goldenknopf's "Der teater shpigel", where he published
many articles about Yiddish theatre, and his energetic
participation in 1908-9 in the press battle for the
young Yiddish dramaturgy. D. was a co-editor of
Thomashefsky's "Theatre Journal", and he published
several one-acters in the "Forward".
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 542.
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