Sunday 26 November 2017


ADAM MESKO (b. 1864)
            He was born in Aniksht (Anykščiai), Lithuania.  He immigrated to London in 1884 and to New York in 1892.  He published articles and poems in Di tsukunft (The future) in London.  He wrote, translated, and adapted various plays for the Yiddish theater.  His play Di yudishe kolonisten in palestino, natsyonale drama mit gezang (The Jewish colonists in Palestine, a nationalist play with song) was staged—according to Di tsukunft—in 1890.  His play Tkhies hameysim oder tsvishn himl un erd (The resurrection of the dead or between heaven and earth) was performed in 1903 in New York by Boris Tomashevsky.  The play was published anonymously under the title Itsikl vil khasene hobn oder der kales kholem (Itsikl wants to get married or the bride’s dream), an operetta in five acts (Warsaw: Sh. Goldfarb, 1925), 40 pp.  From 1910 he withdrew from the theater and took up business.

Source: Zalmen Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 2 (New York, 1934), pp. 1375-77
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Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 381.

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