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
 

Shlomo Yudson


Y. was born on 28 March 1878 in Deretshin, Grodno region, Poland.

He learned in the Zhetler yeshiva with Rabbi R' Moshe-Isaac.

In 1892 he traveled with his parents to Lodz, where he learned German and became familiar with German literature.

In 1896 he began his literary activity in "Hatsfirah" under the pseudonym of Sh. Dotshkin and later participated in other Hebrew publications.

In 1898 he immigrated to America, where he had in 1906 begun to write in Yiddish. Since 1913 Y. was an editorial member in New York's "Morning Journal", and since 1920 was a co-editor.

In 1911 there was published in New York in the publishing house "Mehr likht" Y.'s translation of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's "Emilia Galotti, a tragedy in 5 acts" [p. 109, 16].

Y. together with Dr. Mukdoni and M. Elkin made preparations to issue an "encyclopedia of Yiddish theatre", and to send away edited questionnaire pages.

Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. 1, pp. 1265-66.

D. B. -- Bikher, "Fraye arbayter shtime", N. Y., 8 July 1911.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 933.
 

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