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
 

Tenakhum Edut
 

E. was born on 17 July 1884 in Dvinsk, Latvia.

His father was a grain merchant.

He learned in cheder and in 1903 finished the real school in Rovno, afterwards going on to the Riga Polytechnicum, for which he, in 1906, became excluded due to his political activity as a Bundist.

In 1909 he studied in the technical high school in Dresden, afterwards returning to Riga, where in 1912 he completed the Polytechnicum as a technological engineer, and he worked until 1920 as a junior(?) engineer in Moscow and Persia.

After, as a student, he published literary works in the Libov-Russian press, then in the Russian-Yiddish journals.

Yiddish -- he debuted with feuilletons in "Di yidishe shtime (The Jewish Voice)" which was directed by Bel-Mkhshbut. At the end of 1920 he became a redactor and (together with H. Urmakher) published "Dos folk" for the Riga Togblat. Afterwards he established the weekly page "Freytik", in which E. as T. Reglmesik, wrote reviews about Yiddish theatre.

E. led the struggle against the Yiddish theatre society in Riga, that managed the Yiddish Meutis Theatre in Riga., and caricatured subjects for this struggle.

He also wrote a drama in four acts called "Der man mit di dolarn".

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)", Vol. II, pp. 712-13.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1541.
 

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