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 Nusinov


N. was born on 14 July 1889 in Chernikhov, Volin.

His father maintained in Arenda a glass and porcelain factory.

From the age of four N. was raised in a village by its own invited teachers.

At age twelve he traveled with his family over to Chernikhov, where he further took up the same education.

Since 1906 he was active in the "Bund", organizing legal Yiddish evening schools and libraries in the towns within the Volin region.

In 1910 as an extern he completed a gymnasium in Warsaw, and at the beginning of 1914 he went away to foreign lands, living in Switzerland and Italy, where he took up the study of Yiddish and general literature, history of art and philosophy.

After the March Revolution he returned to the Soviet Union, where at the end of 1919 he entered into the Communist Party, and now is one of the important Yiddish-Soviet literature researchers.

In "Teater-bukh (Theatre Book)" (Kiev, 1927), N. published his collected works "Di ershte bagegenishn fun der idisher prese mitn teater", in "Tseytshrift" II-III (Minsk, 1928, pp. 425-82). N. published his research work about Mendele "Fun bukh tsu bukh", also dealing with Mendele's plays.

On 12 March 1932 in Moscow's Yiddish Theatre there was staged "Spets, a play in three acts by Y. Dobrushin and I. Nusinov, composition and spectacle -- S. Mikhoels, decorations by A. Steponov, music by L. Pulver".

  • Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Theatre, Vol. II, pp. 537-39.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1416.
 

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