SHLOYME BELUI (d. 1862)
He hailed from Kreshev, Poland. He was known by the names: Shloyme badkhn (Shloyme the clown), Shloyme ben Moyshe shoyshpiler (Shloyme, son of Moyshe the actor), and various spellings of “Belui.” He was a pioneer in Yiddish theater in Warsaw. He was the author of the play Mozes oder dos bafrayung der izraelitn oys egiptn (Moses or the liberation of the Israelites from Egypt), seven acts divided into scenes, published after his death by his brother Hirsh-Gedalye Belui in 1867, 71 pp., at the press of R. Yitskhok Rather.
Sources: Dr. Y. Shatski, Geshikhte fun yidn in varshe (History of the Jews in Warsaw), vols. 2 and 3 (New York, 1948-1953), see index; Shatski, “Yidisher teater in Varshe in der ershter helft 19tn yorhundert” (Yiddish theater in Warsaw in the first half of the nineteenth century), Yivo-bleter 14 (1939); Z. Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun der yidishn teater (New York, 1931), vol. 1.