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
 

Daniel Marshak

 

M. was born on 6 August 1872 in Tukum, Kurland. His father was a Bavezener teacher (melamed), who became an epicurean, and due to this he had to leave the city, and with his family settled in Libova. At the age of ten M. had to travel to his studies and bring home (that his father had left) [hyunh fun flekhtn shtuln], wrote papers and later became a shoemaker.

At the end of the nineties he began to write songs and novels in Yiddish. 

In 1904 while he was sitting in jail, he began to write Yiddish and in 1905 debuted in "Fraynd" with a story. Then he published in various periodical editions and also published several books.

M. wrote "Dos zibetl, children's play" ("Grininke boymelekh," 1915) and "Tamara, a play in 3 acts, White Russia State Publishers, Minsk 1928)" [p. 87, 24], under the name "In flam fun revolutsye (Tamara), a drama in 3 acts by D. Marshak," staged under the direction of George Yarmelov in the winter of 1931 by the group "Kamer-shpilhoyz" in New York.

M. had handwritten a play. He also is associated with An-ski's drama "Tog un Nakht (Day and Night)."

  • Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. II, pp. 353-55.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1273.
 

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