Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Z. was born on 1 April 1882
in Leltsits (Leltchitsy), Minsk Gubernia, White
Russia, where his father was a rabbi and a ritual
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
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
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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