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
 

M. Epstein


Under the pseudonym of I. M. I. N. there was composed "Der geshmisener apikurs oder a haliere in duranovke, a theatre play in 3 acts" (Warsaw, 1897, p. 37).

Zalmen Reyzen writes: "The booklet, written in living grammar, is an entirely characterized sample of the popular maskilim satire about the community of people and obscure in their impossible struggle with the education and in their reytn of the poor folks-mese".

L. Weiner noted in his list of a second booklet from E. under the title "Lmd der bel-shm oder tsvey khsnim unter eyn khupah. A mayse in shrim geshribn, mat i'm'i'n (Odessa, Ulrich publishers, 1880, p. 64).

Z. Reyzen also published speculation whether he is identical to Markus Epstein, who registered in H. D. Lippa's "Asf hmzkir" as a connoisseur and friend of the Hebrew literature in Mezritsh. "Dvka der ibergangs-dialekt (fun litvishn yidish tsum polish-volinerishn) from Mezritsh mirror zikh op in the generally folkstimlekher, a little vulgar language from "Dem geshmisenem apikurs". A certain M. Epstein (the same?) also had written a booklet: "Toyter kop" -- stories (Vilna 1867), "Anekdoten fun dem shut balkirev" (Warsaw 1878) and "Um gliklekhe itumh" (Warsaw, 1878).

  • Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. II, pp. 797-98.

  • B. Gorin -- "History of Yiddish Theatre", Vol. II, p. 271.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1590.
 

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