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
 

William Siegel
(Velvel-Yitzhak Hertsog)

 

Born on 29 December 1893 in Nemokshty, Kovno Gubernia, Lithuania. His father was a businessman. He learned in a cheder, in a Russian folkshul, and at ten he entered into the "Beit Dovid" Yeshiva in Tavarek.

At age twelve he arrived in Kenigsberg (Germany), where he attended a German school, and he also learned to play the violin. Here he saw for the first time a German theatre production ("Alt Heidelberg [Old Heidelberg]").

In 1906 he came to America to his family in Boston, where he changed his family name from "Hertsog" to "Siegel," attended a local English school, and in his free time sold newspapers.

In 1907 he traveled to Philadelphia, where he learned in a prep school and performed as first violin in a children's orchestra, but feeling in himself the pull of the theatre, he joined a dramatic club, where he performed in one-acters together with the late poet A. L. Wolfson. In 1910 S. was engaged in the professional variety theatre "Crystal Palace" (on 7th and Morris Street in Philadelphia, Director: Sidney Hart), where he wrote and performed in one-acters. Six months later, when the troupe disbanded, he went to work in a handbag factory, and he became a member of "Entin's Dramatic Club" in Philadelphia, where he performed in his free time with declamations and monologues, and finished a fabric[?] school and earned income by giving lessons in playing the

 

violin. Later he became a prompter in Princess variety, where he also acted in roles and wrote sketches. Sidney and Bertha Hart, who directed at the Thalia Music Hall in New York, engaged him as an actor and sketch writer, but after a short time S. went back to the Princess variety in Philadelphia, and from there he went with them to Cleveland, where he wrote sketches and also entire plays for them.

So in 1913 in Cleveland's Yiddish theatre (with Sidney and Bertha Hart in the main roles), there was staged S.'s "4 fun der unterveld (Four from the Underworld)," and in the same year the same troupe staged in Montreal his tseyt plays, "Mendl beilis" and "Di galeree fun farshvundene mener."

In 1914 with Mae Simon in the main role, there was staged in New York's Plaza Theatre S.'s play "Shvester un bruder (Sister and Brother)," and the same play on 3 April 1917 was staged by Max Rosenthal in Bessie Thomashefsky's People's Theatre, under the name "Di eybike zind, a lebensbild in 4 acts," and on 24 November 1922, under the direction of L. Kramer in the Hopkinson Theatre, under the name "Vu zaynen mayne eltern (Where are my Parents)?"

From Cleveland, S. traveled back to Philadelphia to vaudeville in the Princess Theatre. Here, through Mike Thomashefsky, he was engaged in the Arch Street Theatre, where he debuted in the role of an English "solfidzhen" [police agent] in Gasvirt's Yiddish translation of the English play "Within the Law," and he wrote lyrics for a play of Dr. Hornstein. From here he went to New York to the Atlas' Metropolitan Vaudeville Theatre, then he acted with Fannie Reinhardt in Boston and thereafter became engaged as an actor and playwright for Harlem's Lenox Theatre in New York (Directors -- Nathan Goldberg and Jacob Jacobs), where there was staged his play "Darf a meydl dertseyln," which later was performed under the name "Vu zaynen mayne kinder (Where are my Children)?," and in a year later it was brought to Europe, without the knowledge of the author, where it had a great success on the Yiddish stages there, and also without the knowledge of the author, there anonymously was published [Vu zaynen mayne kinder?!!, a melodrama in 4 acts, edited by Reuben Mandelbaum (Marsalow), publisher Sh. Goldfarb, Warsaw, 1926], "Kegn geburt," (together with N. Rakow), "Raykhe oreme leyt," "A meydls hofnung," which on 11 October 1918 was staged through Isidore Lillian in the Lyric Theatre under the name "Di makht fun oremkeyt," and "Di farkoyfte kale," which later was performed through Leon Blank under the name "Der shiker (The Drunkard)."

During the production of the last play, S. fell off the stage, his leg became infected, and he had to be taken away for a time to a hospital.

On 31 December 1917 there was staged by David Kessler (in the role of "Simon Rozman") S.'s "Der maskirter, an American lebensbild in 4 acts," which became staged on 14 December 1917 by Z. Weintraub in the Liberty Theatre under the name "Libe un rakhe," and on 19 March 1926 by Joseph Shoengold in the Lyric Theatre under the name "Vayber un gelibte."

In the same year (1917), also in the Lenox Theatre, there was staged S.'s "Farheyrate shklafn," and on 30 August 1918, by Nathan Goldberg "Biznes un plezhur (Business and Pleasure)," which was performed on 12 November 1920 in the Lyric Theatre under the name "Farlazngt a vayb."

On 7 December 1918 there was staged by A. Lillian at the Lyric Theatre S.'s "Shalom," a sensational time drama in 4 acts," which was simultaneously staged by Nathan Goldberg in the Lenox Theatre.

On 3 January 1919 at the People's Theatre under the direction of David Kessler, there was staged "Di froy in ir heym, in 4 acts," by Louis Barkin and William Siegel, music -- Herman Wohl."

In April 1919 there was staged at the Liberty Theatre by Sam. Rosenstein S.'s "Di kraft fun gevisn, a melodrama in 4 acts," which was staged by Nathan Goldberg in the Lenox Theatre on 29 August 1919.

On 8 October 1919 in the People's Theatre, there was staged "Tserisene neshomes (The Shattered Souls), a melodrama in 4 acts by Kalmanowitz and Siegel, music --- Fridsell."

On 5 November 1920, in the Lenox Theatre, there was staged by Nathan Goldberg -- S.'s melodrama "Dos khupe kleyd (The Wedding Gown)," which was simultaneously performed by Joseph Kessler in Chicago, and on 4 March 1921, in an altered form (with music by Joseph Rumshinsky), in the Second Avenue Theatre.

The play also later, through a legal matter, was brought onto the Yiddish stage in Europe, where it was performed with great success, and also there, without the knowledge of the author, it was published [William Siegel. Dos khupe kleyd, a melodrama in 3 acts, publisher Sh. Goldfarb, Warsaw, 1926.]

Due to illness, S. had to withdraw from acting on the stage, and he took up exclusively with writing plays.

In December 1920 (with Rosetta Cohn in the title role) there was staged in Canada S.'s "Di grine kale," which on 14 January 1921 was performed in Brooklyn's Liberty Theatre. The same play, in a slightly altered form, on 21 February 1928 was staged in the same Liberty Theatre by Menasha Skulnik, under the name "Der groyser fardiner," and since then was performed by him also under the name of "Fishel der gerotener."

On 2 February 1921 in the Lenox Theatre, there was staged by Nathan Goldberg S.'s "Shmendrik oyf brodvey (Schmendrik on Broadway)," which on 12 October 1921 was staged by Samuel Rosenstein in Kessler's Second Avenue Theatre under the name "Hello Shmendrik, a musical comedy in 3 acts by William Siegel, music by Joseph Rumshinsky," and at the same time by Jacob Mestel, in Philadelphia's Arch Street Theatre.

On 16 September 1921 in the Lenox Theatre, there was staged S.'s melodrama "Meydelkh on a heym"; on 13 April 1922, through Nathan Goldberg -- "Dem rbins almnh", which on 11 September 1923 was staged at Kessler's Second Avenue Theatre, under the name of "Di amerikaner rebitzin, libretto by William Siegel, music -- Joseph Rumshinsky, director -- M. Michalesko". On 17 April 1922 -- the melodrama "A kind fun der gas (A Child of the Street)".

On 23 September 1922 in the People's Theatre there was staged "Gots mishpet, a comedy-drama in 3 acts with a prologue and epilogue by Kalmanowitz and Siegel", which in 1923 was staged by Leon Blank (in the title role), under the name "Der vatshman (The Watchman)", and remained year-long in Blank's repertoire. The same play, without the knowledge of the author, by Julius Adler, was brought to Europe and there it was performed through him, under the name of "Der vekhter".

On 23 September 1922 in the Lenox Theatre there was staged by Nathan Goldberg "A heym far a mame (A Home for a Mother), a melodrama in 4 acts by Wm. Siegel and H. Kalmanowitz". On 27 October 1922 -- "Reyzele fun tsheyniton (Rayzele from Chinatown)", music -- Arnold Perlmutter", which on 25 December 1928 was performed in the Lyric Theatre with music by Benjamin Blank, and in 1929 in Warsaw under the name "Reyzele fun yapan". And on 28 December 1922 -- "Fargesene mames (Forgotten Mothers), a drama by Wm. Siegel and Sh. Steinberg", which on 23 March 1930 was performed in the Rolland Theatre (music -- Sholom Secunda) by Misha and Lucy German, and on 9 February 1923 under the name "Gekoyfte kinder" (music -- Perlmutter and Broyde), by Sara Adler, in the People's Theatre.

On 9 March 1923 in the People's Theatre, under the direction of Max Rosenthal, there was staged S.'s "Mayn vayb shtraykt, music -- Fa?s, in 3 acts with a prologue, music -- Joseph Broyde. On 31 August 1923, in the Lenox Theatre -- "Rukhele mekarty" (music -- A. Perlmutter); on 3 September 1923, by Nathan Goldberg -- "Zayn fargesene gelibte, a comedy-drama in 4 acts" (music -- Sholom Secunda), and on 9 November 1923 -- the operetta "Di amerikaner grinhorns (The American Greenhorns)" (music -- A. Perlmutter), which on 30 March 1926 was performed in the Lyric Theatre under the name "A gast tsum seder".

On 11 April 1924 in the same theatre, there was staged S.'s "Farloyrene libe", on 23 April 1924 (with Rosa Goldberg in the main role), "Mames un zeyd", which on 29 September 1924 was staged in the same theatre under the name "Hayntige meydelkh" (music -- A. Olshanetsky) and under the same name (with music by Herman Wohl), performed on 24 December 1924 in Gabel's People's Theatre, under the direction of Max Gabel (with Jennie Goldstein in the main role).

The play, through a legal matter, was brought to Europe, where it was performed on the stage there, and also there, without the knowledge of the author, it was published [William Siegel, Hayntige meydlekh, a melodrama in 3 acts, publisher Sh.Goldfarb, Warsaw, 1926].

On 13 January 1925 in the Lenox Theatre, there was staged S.'s comedy "Yosel der bolshevik (Yosel the Bolshevik)" (music -- Secunda and Olshanetsky), with Jacob Jacobs in the title role. The same play on 2 December 1929 was staged in the National Theatre under the name "Der sukhr fun hester street (The Merchant of Hester Street)", and the next day under the name "Der varshaver landsman (The Warsaw Landsman)", with Yitzhak Feld in the title role.

On 6 February 1925 in the Lenox Theatre there was staged by Nathan Goldberg -- "Der tsigeyner prints, libretto by Wm. Siegel, music -- Olshanetsky", which in 1928 (with music by Mordechai Hochberg) was performed in Argentina, and on 17 September 1925, through Samuel Rosenstein -- "Shlekhte khaveyrim (Bad Companions), a melodrama by Wm. Siegel and H. Kalmanowitz, music -- Joseph Cherniavsky", which on 9 March 1926 was staged by Nathan Goldberg in the Grand Theatre under the name "Shlekhte khaveyrim, by William Siegel, music -- Sholom Secunda". In June 1928 it was performed through J. Shoengold and Menasha Skulnik in Argentina's Yiddish theatre, and in the same year through Tsimbalist's troupe in Poland, under the name "Tsvey khaveyrim".

On 2 February 1926 in the Grand Theatre there was staged through Nathan Goldberg S.'s "Yetoymim fun der gas (Orphans of the Street)" (Music -- Sholom Secunda), which was performed in an altered form on 20 December 1929 in Kessler's Second Avenue Theatre, with Molly Picon in the title role, under the name "Dos freylekhe yetoymele", libretto by William Siegel, lyrics by L. Gilrod and Molly Picon, music -- Joseph Rumshinsky, dance arrangements -- Charley Adler, director -- Jacob Kalich"; 15 October 1926, in the Lenox Theatre there was staged through Nathan Goldberg -- "Der letster moment (The Last Moment)" (music -- Sholom Secunda); on 3 December 1926, in the National Theatre, there was staged through Samuel Goldenburg -- "In gortn fun libe, libretto by William Siegel and H. Kalmanowitz, lyrics -- Jacob Jacobs, music -- A. Olshanetsky."

On 21 January 1927 in the Liberty Theatre, there was staged "Vayb un gelibte, in 3 acts, by Anshel Schorr and William Siegel, music -- Herman Wohl", which in 1928 was performed by Dora Weissman in Europe; on 27 September 1927, in the Prospect Theatre, there was staged by Nathan Goldberg -- "Kinder fun der untervelt (Children of the Underworld)", which in Philadelphia was performed under the name "Dem gengsters mame (The Gangster's Mother)"; on 27 September 1927, in the National Theatre, by A. Lebedeff -- "A nakht in kalifornye (A Night in California), libretto by William Siegel, lyrics -- Jacob Jacobs, music -- A. Olshanetsky". On 25 November 1927, in the Liberty Theatre (with Dora Weissman in the main role), there was staged by Anshel Schorr -- "Farvos meydlekh antloyfn fun der heym, by Wm. Siegel and Anshel Schorr", and on 30 December 1927, in the National Theatre, through A. Lebedeff -- "A gn-edn far tsvey (A Paradise for Two), by William Siegel and Joseph Lateiner, lyrics -- Jacob Jacobs, music -- A. Olshanetsky", which in 1929 was staged by Joseph Kessler in London and through Joseph Shoengold in Argentina.

On 10 January 1928 in the Liberty Theatre there was staged by Anshel Schorr (with Dora Weissman and William Schwartz in the main roles, S.'s operetta "Ven libe ruft (When Love Calls)" (music -- Sholom Secunda); on 20 January 1928, in the Public Theatre -- "Dem rebins zundele (The Rabbi's Sons), Chasidic libes-shpiel, libretto -- William Siegel, lyrics -- N. Stutchkoff, music -- Herman Wohl, director -- Ludwig Satz and Samuel Rosenstein", which was performed for a long time; on 10 February 1928 in the Prospect Theatre -- "Nokh halbe nakht" (music -- Arnold Perlmutter), which on 9 March 1928 was performed in the Liberty Theatre (with Dora Weissman and William Schwartz) under the name "Nakht-feygelen" (music -- Sholom Secunda). On 28 November 1928 it was staged in Gabel's People's Theatre, through Max Gabel under the name of "Froyen fun der nakht (Women of the Night)" (with Jennie Goldstein in the man role), and under the same name it was performed in 1929 through Berta Gutentag in Argentina, and on 2 March 1928, in the National Theatre (with S. Goldenburg and Stella Adler) -- "Zindike libe" [adaptation of S.'s play "Der maskirter"].

In March 1928 in Philadelphia there was performed in S.'s adaptation "Der prints fun strobery menshon (The Prince of Strawberry Mansion)" by Rivkin.

In 1928 in Philadelphia there was also staged S.'s play, "Yedn meydls khlum", which on 15 September 1928 was staged in Gabel's People's Theatre under the name "Dem khazans tokhter (The Cantor's Daughter), by Wm. Siegel, settings by Max Gabel" (with Jennie Goldstein in the title role). The same play under the direction of S. Auerbach was staged on 19 April 1930 in the Lyric Theatre under the name "Ire goldene teg".

On 15 September 1923 in the National Theatre under the direction of Aaron Lebedeff, there was staged "Goldene teg, an operetta by William Siegel, lyrics -- Jacob Jacobs, music -- A. Olshanetsky".

In 1928 after there was staged S.'s play "Ven a mame libt", which in October 1928 was staged in the Public Theatre by Leon Blank under the name "Di kraft fun yungt, a lebnsbild by William Siegel, music -- Herman Wohl", and on 29 November 1928, in the Public Theatre under the direction of Ludwig Satz -- "A galitsianer khasene (A Galician Wedding), libretto by William Siegel, lyrics -- Boris Rosenthal, music -- Herman Wohl", which was performed for a long time.

In the 1928-29 season in Philadelphia's Arch Street Theatre (with Berta Gerstin), there was performed S.'s play "Neshomes tsu farkoyfn", which on 21 February 1929 was staged in the Rolland Theatre through M. Michalesko under the name "Hertser fargesn nit (The Heart Doesn't Forget)" (music -- Sholom Secunda).

On 5 April 1929 in the Public Theatre, there was staged "Di seder-nakht (The Seder Night), libretto of William Siegel, lyrics -- Boris Rosenthal, music -- Herman Wohl, director -- Ludwig Satz", which in the 1931-32 season was staged (with Sam Kestin in the title role) in Philadelphia's Arch Street Theatre, under the name of "Der freylekher zeyde", and in the 1932-33 season, it was performed through Menasha Skulnik in the Hopkinson Theatre, under the name "Der galitsianer zeyde".

On 30 August 1929 in the Prospect Theatre there was staged "Far 1 minut glik, a melodrama by William Siegel", lyrics -- Jacob Jacobs, music -- Philip Laskowsky, director -- Nathan Goldberg"; on 27 November 1929, in the Rolland
 Theatre (with Lucy German in the title role) -- "Katyas khasene (Katya's Wedding), libretto by William Siegel, lyrics -- Israel Rosenberg, music -- Sholom Secunda, director -- Misha German", which was performed for a long time, and on 24 December 1929, in the Prospect Theatre (with William Schwartz in the title role) - "Kenigin fun mayn harts, libretto by William Siegel, lyrics -- Louis Gilrod, music -- Philip Laskowsky, dance -- Vladimir Krasnov, director -- Nathan Goldberg".

On 7 March 1930, in the Second Avenue Theatre -- "Di komedye, a biogrpahical shtik of Molly Picon's life, libretto by Joseph Lateiner, adapted by William Siegel, lyrics by Molly Picon and Harry Levine, music -- Joseph Rumshinsky, director -- Jacob Kalich"; on 18 April 1930, in the Rolland Theatre (with Julius and Anna Nathanson in the main roles), the operetta "Graf Yosl (Count Yosl)" (music arranged by Tantsman and Ostrowsky).

On 23 September 1930, in the Rolland Theatre, there was staged "Zise momentn, an operetta in 3 acts by William Siegel and Louis Freiman, music -- Sh. Secunda".

On 23 September 1930, in the National Theatre, through Aaron Lebedeff (with Lebedeff and blank in the main roles) -- the operetta "A khasene in shtetl (A Wedding in Town)" (music -- Herman Wohl), which in 1931 was brought to Europe by Yitzhak Feld.

On 27 February 1931, in the National Theatre, there was staged by Aron Lebedeff (with Lebedeff and Blank in the main roles) -- the operetta "A nakht in vald (A Night in the Woods)" (music -- Herman Wohl); on 7 September 1931, in the Prospect Theatre, by Nathan Goldberg -- "Heyntike yugnt (Today's Youth)"; simultaneously in Philadelphia's Arch Street Theatre it was performed under the name "Darf men hobn kinder (Should People Have Children)?", and on 18 November 1932 it was staged by Michal Michalesko in the Rolland Theatre under the name "Der dank fun kinder (Children's Gratitude)"; on 12 September 1931, in the National Theatre, by Aron Lebedeff (with Lebedeff and Blank in the main roles) -- the operetta "Di gliklkehe nakht" (music -- Herman Wohl), and on 18 December 1931, in the Prospect Theatre, by Jacob Jacobs -- "Der galitsianer shlumiel, a musical comedy in 2 acts and 4 scenes by William Siegel, lyrics -- Jacob Jacobs, music -- Yasha Kreitzberg."

On 4 March 1932, in the National Theatre, there was staged by Aron Lebedeff (with Lebedeff and Blank in the main roles) -- the operetta "Raykhe kabtsonim" (music -- Herman Wohl); on 1 October 1932, in the National Theatre (with Isa Kramer in the main role) -- "Dos lid fun der geto (The Song of the Ghetto), an operetta in 2 acts by William Siegel, music -- A. Olshanetsky". And on 11 October 1932, in the Komins(sp) Theatre in Philadelphia, by Joseph Shoengold -- "Foyrnishd apartment (Furnished Apartment)" (music -- Benjamin Blank).

S.'s printed plays in Yiddish:

[1]   [anonymous] -- Vu zaynen mayne kinder?!!, a melodrama in four acts. Edited by Reuben Mandelbaum (Marsalov). Publisher Sh. Goldfarb, Warsaw, 1926 [50 pp., 16].

[2]    William Siegel, Dos khupe kleyd, a melodrama in 3 acts, publisher Sh. Goldfarb, Warsaw 1926 [48 pp., 16].

[3]    William Siegel, Hayntige meydlekh, a melodrama in 3 acts, publisher Sh. Goldfarb, Warsaw, 1926 [48 pp., 16].
 

Sh. E. and Sh. E. from Sara Kindman.

  • B. Gorin -- "History of Yiddish Theatre", Vol. II, pp. 270, 281.

  • Moishe Nadir -- "Mayne hent hobn fargesen dos blut", pp. 171-172.

  • D. B. [Sh. Yanovsky] -- In theater, "Fraye arbayter shtime", N. Y., 28 April 1917.

  • Hillel Rogoff -- "Fargesene mames", "Forward", N. Y., 26 January 1923.

  • A drazhner [Vohliner] -- "Rukhl'e mekartey, "Tog", N. Y., 14 September 1923.

  • Y. A. -- Di amerikaner rebetsin, "tog", N. Y., 14 September 1923.

  • L. Feinberg -- "Di amerikaner rebetsin" in kesler's theater, "Yidishes tagblat", N. Y., 14 September 1923.

  • [--] -- Di muradike teg fun idishn theater, "Forward", N. Y., 21 September 1923.

  • Spera -- "Di amerikaner rebetsin", "Frayhayt", N. Y., 21 September 1923.

  • Hillel Rogoff -- Leon blank in "vatshman", "Forward", N. Y., 17 October 1923.

  • Israel the Yankee [Fridman] -- Leon blank in "der vatshman", "Yidishes tagblat", N. Y., 19 October 1923.

  • Hillel Rogoff -- "Di amerikaner grinhornes" in lenoks theater, "Forward", N. Y., 16 November 1923.

  • Elesbi -- Vilyam sigel, a fehiger theatral, "Yidishes tagblat", N. Y., 3 October 1924.

  • Israel the Yankee -- "Hayntike meydlekh", "Yidishes tagblat", N. Y., 17 October 1924.

  • L. Krishtal -- In gebil's teater, "Fraye arbayter shtime", N. Y., 2 January 1925.

  • L. Kesner -- Kunst in oykh kinst, "Yidishes tagblat", N. Y., 4 January 1925.

  • B. Y. Goldstein -- Di naye operete "der tsigeyger prints" in lenoks teater" "Der tog", N. Y., 13 February 1925.

  • Israel the Yankee -- "Der tsigeyner prints" i lenoks, "Yidishes tagblat", N. Y., 15 February 1925.

  • HIllel Rogoff -- In grend teater, "Forward", N. Y., 11 September 1925.

  • Hillel Rogoff -- "Der tsigeyner prints" in grend teater, "Forward", N. Y., 13 November 1925.

  • A. Frumkin -- "Shoyshpilerr un piesen in lenoks teater, "Tog", N. Y., 29 October 1926.

  • [--] -- Do un dort in teater, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 3 December 1926.

  • Ab. Cahan -- Di naye operete in neshonal teater, "Forward", N. Y., 8 December 1926.

  • A. Glantz -- "In garten fun liebe", di naye operete vos vert itst geshpilt in neshonal teater, "Tog", N. Y., 10 December 1926.

  • N. Buchwald -- Ven nisht di "liriks" in di "roza", In gorten fun libe", operete in neshonal teater, "Frayhayt", N. Y. 10 December 1926.

  • Israel the Yankee -- "In gorten fun liebe", "Yidishes tagblat", N. Y., 12 December 1926.

  • Dr. A. Mukdoni -- In un arum teater, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 17 December 1926.

  • Dr. Y. Kritikus [Kirschenbaum] -- In der velt fun teater, "Der amerikaner", N. Y., 17 December 1926.

  • A. L. Alegra -- Di operete, "iz garten fun libe" fun sigel un kalmanovitsh in neshonal teater, "Veker", N. Y., 26 December 1926.

  • N. K. Linder -- Vayb un gelibte, "Der tog", N. Y., 28 January 1927.

  • Dr. Kritikus -- In der velt fun teater, "Der amerikaner", N. Y., N' 13, 1927.

  • [--] -- Vilyam sigal, "teater un kunst", N. Y., April 1927.

  • Hillel Rogoff -- Dora veysman als a melodrame -star, "Forward", N. Y., 29 April 1927.

  • A. Glantz -- Mali pikon un ahrn lebedev in tsvey naye un shene opereten, "Tog", N. Y., 30 September 1927.

  • N. Buchwald -- Tsvey operetes, "Frayhayt", N. Y., 4 October 1927.

  • Hillel Rogoff -- "A nakht in kalifornye" -- shehne operete in neshonal teater, "Forward", N. Y., 14 October 1927.

  • [--] -- Der idisher teater ("Di haynike meydlekh" fun vilyam sigal), "Der afrikaner", Johannesburg, N' 14, 1927.

  • Jacob Kirschenbaum -- In der velt fun teater, "Der amerikaner", N. Y., N' 49, 1927.

  • Israel the Yankee -- "A nakht in kalifornye", "Yiddishes tagblat", N. Y., 30 October 1927.

  • B. Y. Goldstein -- Oyf der teater evenyu, "Fraye arbayter shtime", N. Y., N' 2, 1927.

  • Dr. A. Mukdoni -- Tsvey operetn, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 6 January 1928.

  • Ab. Cahan -- Di naye operete in neshonal teater, "Forward", N. Y., 12 January 1928.

  • A. Glantz -- "A gn-edn far tsvey", di naye piese in neshonal teater, "Der tog", N. Y., 13 January 1928.

  • Ab. Cahan -- A naye operete in poblik teater, "Forward", N. Y., 26 January 1928.

  • A. Glantz -- Ludvig zats in a nayer rol, "Tog", N. Y., 27 January 1928.

  • Dr. A. Mukdoni -- Der mbul fun operetes, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 27 January 1928.

  • B. Y. Goldstein -- Oyf der teater avenyu, "Fraye arbayter shtime", N. Y., N' 21, 1928.

  • A. Glantz -- Aleksander pushkin in kunst-teater in etlekhe verter vegn "ven libe ruft", "Der tog", N. Y., 3 February 1928.

  • L. Fogelman -- A naye operete in liberty teater, "Forward", N. Y., 16 February 1928.

  • Jacob Kirschenbaum -- Der deeytsher prints vos iz gevorn a khasidisher rebbe, "Der amerikaner", N. Y., 2 March 1928.

  • Aaron Kanievsky -- Arch. teater benks ibertsuarbeyten dem "prints" un veyter shpielen di piese, "Der tog", Philadelphia, 8 March 1928.

  • A. Glantz -- Tsvey naye melodrames, "Tog", N. Y., 16 March 1928.

  • B. Y. Goldstein -- Oyf der teater avenyu, "Fraye arbayter shtime", N. Y., N' 26, 1928.

  • Leonard Taube -- Speaking of the Yiddish Theatre, "The World", N. Y., 25 March 1928.

  • Sara Colton -- William Siegel Says: "The Jewish Theatre will exist at long (sic) there are Jews", "The Jewish Tribune", N. Y., 6 April 1928.

  • Y. B. [Botoshansky] -- A naye melodrame mit gezang in teater "Ekselsior", "di shlekht khbrim" fun v. sigel, oyfgefirt fun y. sheyngold un m. skulnik, "Prese", Buenos Aires, 1 July 1928.

  • H. Lonski -- "Tsvey khbrim", amerikaner melodrame in 5 acten fun v. sigel, "Kalisher lebn", N' 18, 1928.

  • Sh. R. [Rozhansky] -- A naye operete in teater "ekselsior" ("der tsigeyner prints" fun v. sigel, muzik fun mordekhai hokhberg), "Idishe tseytung", Buenos Aires, 2 September 1928.

  • Victor Mirsky -- Di erefenungs piesen fun beyde hige idishe teatere, "Di idishe velt", Philadelphia, 5 September 1928.

  • Aaron Malis -- Piese vos trogt a falshen nomen, der farfaser hot in zinen gehat dos tishkestel fun artsh teater, "Tog", Philadelphia, 9 September 1928.

  • Ab. Cahan -- Di naye operete in neshonal teater, "Forward", N. Y., 3 October 1928.

  • B. Y. Goldstein -- Oyf der teater evenyu, "Fraye arbayter shtime", N. Y., 5 October 1928.

  • Ab. Cahan -- Di naye melodrame vos geht itst in poblik teater, "Forward", N. Y., 10 October 1928.

  • Alef-Alef [A. Auerbach] -- "Di kraft fun yugent", "Morning Journal", N. Y., 19 October 1928.

  • M. Goldman -- "Vayb un gelibte", "Dos naye lebn", Bialystok, 1 November 1928.

  • Meyshke -- "Tsigeyner prints, in stendard, "Der kamf", Toronto, N' 151, 1928.

  • Aaron Kanievsky -- Likht un shotn in di farborgene vinkelekh fun di froyen fun der nakht, "Tog", Philadelphia, 3 November 1928.

  • B. Y. Goldstetin -- Oyf der teater evenyu. "Fraye arbayter shtime", N. Y., 23 November 1928.

  • S. Regensburg -- "A gn-edn far tsvey", "Di idishe velt", Philadelphia, 7 December 1928.

  • A. Glantz -- "A galitsianer khasene", di naye piese in poblik teater, "Tog", N. Y., 7 December 1928.

  • Ab. Cahan -- "A galitsianer khasene", di naye operete in poblik teater, "Forward", N. Y., 11 December 1928.

  • B. Y. Goldstein -- Oyf der teater evenyu, "Fraye arbayter shtime", N. Y., N' 10, 1928.

  • B. Y. Goldstein -- Oyf der teater evenyu, "Fraye arbayter shtime", N. Y., N' 21, December 1928.

  • L. Fogelman -- "Reyzele fun tsheynitun" in lyrik teater, "Forward", N. Y., 11 January 1929.

  • B. Y. Goldstein -- Oyfd der teater evenyu, "Fraye arbayter shtime", N. Y., 19 April 1929.

  • A. Glantz -- An "eybig yunge piese" in dem poblik teater, "Tog", N. Y., 26 April 1929.

  • Sh. R. -- Sheyngolds debit in argentine, "a gn-edn far tsvey" fun v. sigel, "Id tseyt", Buenos Aires, 28 April 1929.

  • Victor Mirsky -- In der higer teater velt, "Di idishe velt", Philadelphia, 10 May 1929.

  • Sh. Pan [Shayak] -- "A gn-edn far tsvey", operete in 2 acten fun sigel, oyfgefirt fun yozef kesler, "Post", London, 29 May 1929.

  • Kritikus [Morris Meyer] -- "A gn-edn far tsvey" fun sigel, oyfgefirt fun yozef kesler in pavilon teater, "Tseyt", London, 30 May 1929.

  • M. Kipnis -- "Reyzele fun yapan" (fun v. sigel, mit muzik fun sholom sekunde), "Haynt", Warsaw, 31 May 1929.

  • Sh. R. -- Berta gutentags debut in teater "olympia", "froyen fun der nakht" fun v. sigel, "Id. tseyt", Buenos Aires, 15 July 1929.

  • H. Shk. -- Der vekhter, "Idishe shtime", Kovno, 26 August 1929.

  • H. R. [Rogoff] -- "Far eyn moment glik", "Forward", N. Y., 6 September 1929.

  • Bn-A. [Sokhatshevsky] -- Ver ushtert a heym? (fun v. sigel), oyfgefirt fun yosef kesler, "Tseyt", London, 24 September 1929.

  • Sh. Pan -- "Ver tsushtert a heym?", melodrame in 3 akten fun v. sigel, "Post", London, 25 September 1929.

  • Aaron Kanievsky -- Ershter oyftrit fun sili adler dem sizon in sigel-shteynberg's "fargesene mame", "Tog", Philadelphia, 20 October 1929.

  • Spektator [N. Frank] -- "Vayb un gelibte" in pali dramatik, "Parizer haynt", 22 October 1929.

  • Bn-A. -- "A leben far a mame" (fun v. sigel un kalmanovitsh), oyfgefirst in pavilon teater fun yozef kesler, "Tseyt", London, 29 October 1929.

  • Sh. Pan. -- "A lebn far a mame" fun v. sigel un kalmanovitsh, oyfgefirt fun yozef kesler, "Post", London, 30 October 1929.

  • Sh. Pan. -- "Di yetoymim fun gas" fun v. sigel, oyfgefirt fun yozef kesler, "Post", London, 5 November 1929.

  • Dr. A. Mukdoni -- In idishen teater, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 29 November 1929.

  • William Edlin -- Tsvey naye gulungen opereten oyf der idisher bine, "Tog", N. Y., 5 December 1929.

  • Dr. A. Mukdoni -- In idishen theater, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 6 December 1929.

  • L. Fogelman -- A naye operete in roland teater, "Forward", N. Y., 14 December 1929.

  • D. Kaplan -- A nayer idisher komiker oyf sekond evenyu, "Forward", N. Y., 18 December 1929.

  • Jacob Reich -- "Dos frehlikhe yetoyme'le" in sekond evenyu teater, "Forward", N. Y., 27 December 1929.

  • William Edlin -- "Tsvey naye muzikalishe piesen, "Tog", N. Y., 27 December 1929.

  • N. B. Linder -- "Kenigin fun mayn harts" in prospekt teater, "Tog", N. Y., 3 January 1930.

  • A. Frumkin -- "Dos frehlikhe yetoyme'le in sekond evenyu teater, "Brooklyner idishe shtime", N. Y., N' 27, 1930.

  • D. Kaplan -- "Di kenigin fun mayn harts", in prospekt teater, "Forward", N. Y., 10 January 1930.

  • B. Y. Goldstein -- Oyf der teater evenyu, "Fraye arbayter shtime", N. Y., 31 January 1930.

  • Akraniev -- Leon blank breyngt areyn leben in sigel's a naye piese in "artsh.", "Tog", Philadelphia, 7 March 1930.

  • D. Kaplan -- "Di komediantke" in sekond evenyu teater", "Forward", N. Y., 17 March 1930.

  • William Edlin -- "Di komediantke" in's sekond evenyu teater, "Tog", N. Y., 14 March 1930.

  • Esther Eliashev -- Di melodrame "der vekhter" in kovner yidishn teater, "Folksblat", Kovno, 2 April 1930.

  • Evelyn Seeley -- "Oj Vei, She shouldn't come back", "The New York Telegram", 9 April 1930.

  • B. Y. Goldstein -- Oyf der teater evenyu, "Fraye arbayter shtime", N. Y., 18 April 1930.

  • D. Kaplan -- "Graf yosel" in roland teater, "Forward", N. Y., 2 May 1930.

  • Spektator -- "Di vekhter" fun sigal, oyfgefirt fun yulius adler, "Parizer haynt", 24 June 1930.

  • L. Flamstein -- "Zise momenten" in dem roland teater, "Tog", N. Y., 26 September 1930.

  • B. Y. Goldstein -- Oyf der teater evenyu, "Fraye arbayter shtime", N. Y. N' 58, 1930.

  • Dr. A. Mukdoni -- Der zingerdiger teater, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 3 October 1930.

  • Kritikus -- "Der tsigeyner prints" fun sigal, oyfgefirt in pavilon teater, "Tseyt", London, 6 October 1930.

  • D. Kaplan -- A raykhe operete in roland teater, "Forward", N. Y., 7 October 1930.

  • William Edlin -- Tsvey opereten in a drame, "Tog", N. Y., 10 October 1930.

  • Hillel Rogoff -- "A khasene in shtetl" in neshonal teater, "Forward", N. Y., 10 October 1930.

  • B. Y. Goldstein -- Oyf der teater evenyu, "Fraye arbayter shtime", N. Y., N' 57, 1930.

  • Y. Rabinovitsh -- A teatrale gemishekhts, nisht milkhig un nit fleyshig, "Keneder odler", Montreal, 26 November 1930.

  • W. Edlin -- "A nakht in vald" in neshonal teater, "Tog", N. Y., 13 March 1931.

  • Jacob Reich -- "A nakht in vald" in dem neshonal teater, "Forward", N. Y., 20 March 1931.

  • B. Y. Goldstein -- Nokh dray vokhn zen, hern un shreygn, "Fraye arbayter shtime", N. Y., N '20, 1931.

  • M. Melamed -- Vilyam sigel's beytrag tsum idishn teater, "Di idishe velt", Philadelphia, 20 March 1931.

  • S. Regensberg -- "A khasene in shtedtel" -- in "Artsh", "Di idishe velt", Philadelphia, 6 May 1931.

  • Sh. Pan -- Der nayer sukses fun h' dzhulius natanson in "galitsianer khasen", "Post", London, 19 May 1931.

  • Sh. Pan -- "Motke khasene", operete in 2 akten fun vilyam sigel, oyfgefirt in pavilon theater fun h' dzhulius natanzon, "Post", London, 1 June 1931.

  • N. B. Linder -- "Hayntige yugent" in prospekt teater, "Tog", N. Y., 10 September 1931.

  • L. Fogelman -- "Hayntige yugend", Di erefenungs-piese in prospekt teater, "Forward", N. Y., 11 September 1931.

  • L. Fogelman -- "Di gliklekhe nakht" in dem neshonal teater, "Forward", N. Y., 18 September 1931.

  • Lebediger -- Di gliklekhe nkht, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 25 September 1931.

  • N. B. Linder -- "Di gliklekhe nakht", "Tog", N. Y., 25 September 1931.

  • Sh. Pan -- Di erefenung fun londoner idishen teater, "Post", London, 25 September 1931.

  • B. Y. Goldstein -- In tsvey teaters, "Fraye arbayter shtime", N. Y., 16 October 1931.

  • B. Y. Goldstein -- A im mit suzhetn in eyn opereta, "Fraye arbayter shtime", N. Y., 23 October 1931.

  • Sh. Mbinzon -- "A khasene in shtedtel", oyfgefirt in stendart teater, "Idisher zhurnal", Toronto, 20 January 1932.

  • W. Edlin -- "Raykhe kbtsnim", a naye komedye in neshonal teater, "Tog", N. Y., 18 March 1932.

  • L. Fogelman -- "Raykhe kbtsnim" -- in neshonal teater, "Forward", N. Y., 18 March 1932.

  • S. Regensberg -- Menasha skulnik's oyftrit in "artsh" als "fishl der gerotener", "Di idishe velt", Philadelphia, 28 March 1932.

  • William Siegel -- Meyk tomashevsky -- der avanturist fun idishen teater, "Di idishe velt", Philadelphia, 26 July 1932.

  • S. K. -- "Song of the Ghetto", "Daily News", N. Y., 3 October 1932.

  • Ab. Cahan -- "Iza kremer in a idisher operete, "Forward", N. Y., 14 October 1932.

  • William Edlin -- Dos lid fun der geto, in neshonal teater, "Tog", N. Y., 14 October 1932.

  • Walter Hartman -- "Children's Gratitude", "Daily News", N. Y., 22 November 1932.

  • L. Fogelman -- "Der dank fun kinder", in Rolland teater, "Forward", N. Y., 25 November 1932.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 2470.
 

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