American Theatre Companies, 1888-1930

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that "the Yiddish theatre in New York is now superior to the 'American' theatre in New York at nearly every point" ( Seen on the Stage [ New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1920], p. 178).


Management: Solomon Grossman, business manager; Louis Schnitzer, financier.

Stage Directors: Emanuel Reicher, Jacob Ben-Ami, Rudolph Schildkraut.

Scenic Designers: Joel Levitt, Abraham Walkowitz.

Acting Troupe: Bina Abramowitz ( 1919-21), Adolph Abrams, Celia Adler ( 1919-21), Sam Adler, Jacob Ben-Ami ( 1919-20), Isadore Elgard, Ida Feldman, Lazar Fried, Lucy German, Misha German, Jehiel Goldschmidt, Hyman Maisel, Gershon Rubin, Henrietta Schnitzer, Joseph Schildkraut, Joseph Sheingold, Louis Weisberg.


1919-20: The Idle Inn, Green Fields, With the Stream, People, Spread About, The Dumb Messiah, Bronx Express, Lonely People, Power of Darkness, Samson and Delilah.

1920-21: Jesus, A Life for a Life, Pests.


Published Sources:

Goldberg Issac. The Drama of Transition. Cincinnati: Stewart Kidd, 1922.

Lifson David. The Yiddish Theatre in America. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1965.

Sandrow Nahma. Vagabond Stars. New York: Harper and Row, 1977.

Zylbercweig Zalmen, and Jacob Mestel, eds. Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre. New York: Alishebe, 1959.

Archival Resources:

New York, New York. YIVO Institute. Programs and other ephemeral materials.

Alvin Goldfarb


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