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
 

Zisha Landau


L. was born in 1889 in Plotsk, Poland into a Chasidic family, receiving a traditional Jewish education in a cheder and with tutors. Later he learned Polish and secular studies with a Christian teacher.

In 1906 Z. immigrated to New York and here debuted under the name of Yehuda in the "Forward", and later became a frequent collaborator in various Yiddish journals. L. is one of the pre-eminent poets in the "Di yunge" group.

Among other books L. also published "Der bloyer nakhtigal, a shpiel in 3 scenes, published in America, N. Y., 1923".

Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. II, pp. 62-64.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 997.
 

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