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
 

Mordechai Dantsis
 

 

D. was born on 18 April 1887 in Mezhirov, Podolia.

He came from the Rizhiner dynasty.

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".
 

M. E.

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, pp. 669-70.


 

 

 

 


 

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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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