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
 

Mark Turkow

 

 

T. was born on 11 May 1901 in Warsaw, Poland, to well-to-do parents. He was the brother of Zigmunt and Jonas.

He learned in a cheder, then in Krinsky's trade school. Then he studied for two years in a Polish dramatic school and in 1919 completed the first Polish academy for cinematographic arts. In the same year he debuted with a translation in Polish of Peretz, Sholem Aleichem, Asch, Reyzen, Hirshbein et al. Since 1922 he has has been a editorial member of "Moment".

Aside from many articles and reviews about Yiddish theatre, T. published: "A udoy, a dramatic study in one act, publisher "Neytral", Warsaw 1922" [p. 16, 16] and the translation: "Lenin, komedye fun valtslav grubinski, publisher "Neytral", Warsaw 1922" [p. 4 + 85, 16], "Der kloun, play in one act by A. Kuprin, publisher "Tsunzer bukh". Warsaw 1921" [p. 22, 16], "Der antlofener fun dr. teodor hertzl, publisher "Mitn shtrom", Warsaw, 1921" [p. 33, 16], "Der forshlag, a shpas in one act by Anton Chekhov, publisher "Blumen", Warsaw 1922" [p. 24, 16], "Di fatale frage, by A. Shnitzler (publisher Sh. Goldfarb, Warsaw 1920)", "Muzik-farherer (comedy in one act) by Gaston Kruiner, publisher "Neytral", Warsaw", [p. 22, 16].

In 1927  the Kletskin publishers issued T.'s "Briv fun ester-rukhl kaminska" with observations and an introduction [ p. 158, 16].

T. also completed a large collection dedicated to the beginnings of Ester Rukhl Kaminska.


Sh. E.

  • Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, p. 1172.

  • A. Teatral -- Di mame fun yidishn teater in briv, "Nflts"t", Warsaw, 1 July 1927.

  • N. B. -- Briv fun ester-rukhl kaminska, "Arb. tseyt", Warsaw, 20 August 1927.

  • Y. M. Veysenberg -- Gedanken vegn teater in bikher, "Unz. hof.", Warsaw, 28, 1928.

  • K. Israel -- Ester-rukhl kaminska un ihre brief -- "Idishe tseytung", Buenos Aires, 20 April 1928.

  • Y. Rapaport -- Briv fun ester-rukhl kaminska, "Bikher velt", Warsaw, 1, 1928, pp. 63-7.

  • Y. Lifshits -- Briv fun ester rukhl kaminska, "Archive", p. 510.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 873.
 

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