Sunday 10 December 2017


            On May 16, 1918, the Brooklyn Lyric Theater staged Naumov’s Der toyter eydes, lebnsbild in 4 aktn (The dead witness, image of life in four acts).  On October 22, 1920 the same theater presented his dramatization (in four acts and four scenes) of Di hant fun gezets (The hand of the law), building on Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables.  Over the years 1921-1924, his plays—Di nakete neshome (The naked soul), Ver iz di froy? (Where is the wife?), Der yidisher zinger (The Jewish singer), an operetta in three acts, and Nokhn shturm (After the storm), four acts—appeared on the stages of various theaters.  He was also said to have translated Mikhail Artsybashev’s drama in four acts, Eyferzukht (Jealousy [original: Sanin [?]).  Other biographical details remain unknown.

Source: Zalmen Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 2 (New York, 1934), with a bibliography.
Yankev Kahan

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