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
 

Moshe Elbaum

 

E. was born in 1903 in Warsaw, Poland, to Chasidic parents. Until age fourteen he learned in cheder and in the Radzymin yeshiva. Later he auto-didacted (was self-taught).

In 1917 he began to publish in the "Lodzer folksblat", specializing in songs and feuilletons. Since 1922 he has been active professionally as a journalist, at first in Lemberg, Lodz, and later in Warsaw. In Lemberg E. wrote actual revue sketches for the "Vilna Troupe". He also belonged to the management of the "Jacob Gordin Stage".

In Lodz he wrote theatre couplets, monologues and conference texts for the actors Clara Young, H. Yedvab, Aaron Foliakov, V. Gordik, et al. From 1929-31 he was working in editing, while at the same time conferences(?) for Broderzon's "Ararat" in Lodz and Warsaw.

E. also published from time to time as a editorial member of "Unzer ekspress", reviewing Yiddish theatre and chatting about Yiddish actors.


Sh. E.

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)", Vol. II, p. 740.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1565.
 

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