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
 

Zanvil Frumkis


In 1891 in Vilna, in the printing shop of Fin Rosenkrants and writer, there was published "Di treye liebe, a novel of the new time, a lustspiel (comedy) in four acts, composed by Zanvil Frumkis from Volin".

In any book about Yiddish literature, including Reyzen's "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature" and "Archive of Yiddish Theatre" under the direction of Dr. Jacob Shatzky, and released by "YIVO", F.'s name is not mentioned. There is therefore no biographical data about the author of this comedy. From the title page one could see that he was from Volin.

The play contains 103 pages. It is written in programs, in an entirely flowing Yiddish, and it is visible, composed to be acted(?). It is, however, on how it is conscious, never acted (?).

The historian of the Yiddish theatre, B. Gorin, mentions in the list of Yiddish plays, that he gives an ending to his history of the theatre.

B. Gorin -- "History of the Yiddish Theatre", Vol. II, p. 272.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 4, page 3153.
 

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