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
 

Dr. Abraham Goldknopf

 

G. was born in Poland in the 1870s. He came to America in the 1890s.

Here G. wrote many plays which he used to carry around to every theatre, but none of them were accepted. So that "durkhtsubrekhn a veg", that the plays may have been staged, he founded a journal: "The Theatre Mirror and Theatre Friend, a a weekly journal for every theatre [angelegenheyten], edited by Dr. A. Goldknopf (agf)" [published number 9, New  York, from 20 February until the end of April 1909].

In the local theatre journal G. published the first and didn't finish the second act for his "drama of ideals and love" in four acts -- "Der zieg fun der varheyt oder dem rb's zuhn a revolutsyoner", and "Britsh of promis, oder di ironye fun gezents", a drama in three acts, "Eyne fun di bilder in der groyser sotsialer drama "Der veg fun libt, oder di alt-neye velt".

Later G. [farfirt] a process [kegn] American theatre regisseur and director David Belasco, which G. accused, that he had staged his play under a different name. G. had the process [farshpilt].

From the profession, G. was a [maszahist], and was called "Doctor". In 1920, G. passed away in an asylum.


M. E. from Mordechai Dantsis.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 375.
 

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