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
 

Itzhak Margolius


M. was born on 8 September 1855 in Podkamin, Eastern Galicia, as the son of Berl Broder.

Until age thirteen he learned in a yeshiva and was renowned as a prodigy.

After his father's death (1871) he settled in Zlotshev and began to read secular books in Hebrew, became a cultured person, and learned German. He continued [poor marriage by giving hours in rich homes].

From 1892 to 1914 he was a teacher of religion in the Baron Hirsch school in Sasov, while at the same time being active in the local societal life.

He cofounded a dramatic circle from which Jacob Mestel came out of.

His literary activity began with Hebrew songs. Afterwards he was a collaborator in the Yiddish-German "Israelite" in Vienna and other journals.

In 1890 he made a connection with Jacob Dinezon, who had his Hebrew [zachn] print "Hatsfirah" and Yiddish in Warsaw's Yiddish newspaper publications. [Eingichn iz M. chmet ingantsn ariber tsu idish] known as "Yom" and "Yom Htsyvn" of the first struggle in Galicia. After the first World War he lived in Zlotshev, where he passed away on 23 December 1919.

M. composed the four-act play "Der flichtling" that was put on in Lemberg's Yiddish theatre, and had his allegorical story "Dem ashmdais ntskhun", edited from a drama "Dem ashmdais yom-tov".
 

  • Lexicon of the New Yiddish Literature", N.Y., 1965, Vol. 6, pp. 100-102.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 7, page 6281.
 

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