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
 

Aleksander Zeldin
 


 

Z. was born on 1 April 1882 in Leltsits (Leltchitsy), Minsk Gubernia, White Russia, where his father was a rabbi and a ritual slaughterer.

He learned in cheders and with a tutor. Later he helped his mother in commerce.

At the age of eighteen he went way to Vilna, where he received a common education.

He debuted as Yidl Gutkind in Peterburg's "Tog".

Around 1905 he published in the "Fraye arbayter shtime" his one-act comedy "Dos tsebrokhene hartz", which was performed for New York's "Literary Dramatic Club". In 1910 he published in "Literatur"  the first act of his drama "Shlomo", which was performed by "amateurs", and in 1912 in Reyzen's "Dos naye land" his one-act comedy, "Eksternes", which was performed for dramatic unions in America and in London.

On 15 February 1918 through New York's "Fraye yidishe folks-bine" (leader -- Yakov Fishman), Z.'s four-act comedy "Man un vayb" was performed.


Sh. E.

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)", Vol. I, pp. 1100-1.

  • Dr. Y. Vartsman -- "Man un veyb" oyfgefirt fun diletanten, "Der tog", N. Y., 23 February 1918.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 794.
 

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