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
 

Moshe Shmuel Noyman

Born in 1769 in a village train, unter-noytroyer kamitat, Austria-Hungary, to very poor, religious parents. His father was a cantor. His his early youth he remained an orphan, and N. at ten years old he was an apprentice for his father, a tailor, but soon thereafter he it was his father's wish for him to travel study, to meet the wish of his father, "which came to him in a dream."

As an eleven-year-old youth he went away to Boskovits (Mehren) to a yeshiva of R' Shmuel Kolin, where he learned Tanakh and Gemora. However, it the 'world' attracted him, and he traveled to Prague, where he learned with R' Barukh Iteles holy subjects, an also world languages. He translated in German his rabbi's book, "Mlt hagyon lrmbm," and by himself began to write in Hebrew, including his play, "Bet yosefat." In 1799 he married and tried to become a small businessman in the neighboring town Kitse, but due to a need for a livelihood, he left his wife and went away to Vienna, where he became a home teacher for Joseph Hertzl. Here he learned French and Latin, and through the initiative of Hebrew mdkdk Wolfzon published (in 1805) his Hebrew play, "Bit yosefat melitsa nah, mat mshh shmuel m'm (farkert di rashi-tbut fun 'neyman")mki(ts)e."

The play ....

 




Sh.E. from Zalmen Reisen.

  • Ignaz Reich -- "Beth-El" (Budapest, 1867), pp. 456-460.

  • William Zeitlin -- "Krit sfr," Leipzig, 1891-1895, pp. 252-53.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1413.
 

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