Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born on 20 December 1883 in Galicia. He was educated in
Bukovina in Talmud and in German culture. At age sixteen
he went away to Vienna, where he took up with various
professions, also continuing in the circles of criminals
(?). Later he went around with Yiddish troupes across
Galicia and Bukovina. In 1907 he immigrated to America.
Since 1902 he was an active
writer. D. had in 1915 published in "Dos idishe folk" a
four-act drama "Zalmen ganuar", in the "Shriftn" VII --
the one-acter "Di hant", and the first and last act of a
symbolic drama "Iber ale berg" and issued in book form
the drama "Mdbr" (publisher "America", printed in Warsaw
1923, [93 pp., 16°].)
D. for a certain time was a
Yiddish and English "publicity man" at the "Irving Place
Art Theatre", and also in other Yiddish and English
M. E. from
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 571.
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