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
 

Joseph Lessing


On 16 June 1918 on the roof garden of the Second Avenue Theatre there was staged by Sam Adler L.'s drama in 3 acts with a prologue "Dos kind fun shturm (The Child of the Storm)" (music by Peretz Sandler). In the play the following actors participated: Nadya Neroslavaska, Jacob, Lisa and Rose Silbert, Madame Brie, Madame Mogulesko, Moshe Simonoff, H' Goldstein, David Pecker, Elihu Tenenholtz, H' Hochstein, Moshe Silberkasten and Sam Adler.

According to a notice in the "Forward", Sam Adler resolved, that the play is not L.'s, but that it was written by a Russian Jewish writer Vohlin, a son of a well-to-do Yiddish family in Minsk, and it was staged in 1908 through Adler in Minsk with the participation of Jacob Ben-Ami and Lazar Freed. L. only worked on the play. In a later notice Adler resolved that the play was indeed written by L.

According to Jacob Ben-Ami here actually L.'s was an adaptation of Vohlin's play.


M. E. from Jacob Ben-Ami.

  • [--] -- Theater notisen, "Forward", N. Y., 28 June 1918.

  • [--] -- Theater notisen, "Forward", N. Y., 5 July 1918.


 

 

 

 


 

Home       |       Site Map       |      Exhibitions      |      About the Museum       |       Education      |      Contact Us       |       Links


Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1161.
 

Copyright Museum of Family History.  All rights reserved.