productions, and since 1905, when he resigned as a newspaper man, devoting himself completely to the Yiddish theatre as the manager of his wife's productions. In 1908-9 he directed with the London theatre, which he had given the name "Lipzin Theatre."
In the summer of 1904, according to Ab. Cahan, he was the publisher of "The Dramatic World," which Jacob Gordin had edited.
Due to bad business in his theatre, M., on 14 April 1912, committed suicide in New York at Washington Cemetery [Brooklyn, ed.]
Ab. Cahan characterized him: "When one speaks of Madame Lipzin, we also have to mention her husband, Michael Mintz. He was not an actor, but his wife's manager and 'publicity man'. However he had played a role not only with the development of her career, but also in the development of Gordin's career. ...with Madame Lipzin he [bagegnt] himself in New York. He was very much an excitable person, but he had a good heart, with an open hand and with a great deal of energy, an [unermidlekher], a zealot, his wife and her theatre interests he was a devoted man without a [sheur], and with his zeal, with his fire he was very instrumental in making a name for her. In the plays in which she excelled, it was mainly Gordin's plays."
"His life's ambition--writes Z. Kornblith--was to have a theatre where there would be staged pure literary works. he was the sincere person and a great supporter of Jacob Gordin and had accustomed the theatre-goer to the better and higher sort of pleasure, which Gordin's plays had created. ...Outside of Gordin, he didn't recognize any Yiddish productions, and when Gordin died, he decided to present in his theatre the best work of Ibsen, Andreyev and others, and he had hoped that the press would support him and help him to win the Yiddish public to the modern European drama. However, in his hopes he got into bitter exchanges. Then he had the press.....
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