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-Leyb Halpern

Born on 2 January 1886 in Zlotshev, eastern Galicia.

At the age of twenty-one, he began his literary career.

In 1908 he immigrated to America, where he later became popular as one of the important modern Yiddish poets.

H. translated Klabund's Chinese play "Der Kreyd-tsirkl (The Chalk Circle)" that on 24 December 1925 was staged by Schwartz and his New York's Yiddish Art Theatre, and together with Moshe Nadir, wrote a play "Unter der last fun tsls".


Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)", Vol. I, pp. 769-772.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 580.
 

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