in Sholem Aleichem's "Tsezayt
un tseshprayt", "Bendet" in Asch's "Der landsman", "Lord
Melville" in "Kin", et al.
D. was in Russia-Poland for
one of the talented and varied Yiddish performer and had
formed a special capacity to draw up the type and
character that he had put together on the stage, even
with his imposing position. Outside of this, he was
gifted with a pure diction and a practical, hele
Due to an umheylbarer
illness. D. became deaf in one ear and had to perform
only in already studied repertoire, especially in his
popular dramatic etudes: "Der meshugener in shpitol, a
dramatic etude in one act, adapted [after Gogol], and
performed by N. Dranov, Warsaw, Tr"st" [13 pp., 32°],
also published by Max N. Meisel, New York, [7 pp., 16°],
"Di nakht fun zelbstmord oder vos iz der tsyel fun Leben?,
a dramatic etude in one act, adapted for the Yiddish
stage for the known artist N. Dranov, Warsaw, Tr"ed" [14
These one-acters were in his
time the foundation of the repertoire for the various
amateur circles, also many actors had very feyerprub
in these one-acters.
With the outbreak of the
World War, D. was found in Minsk, where he was director
of a troupe and acted in Dumas' "Kin", [editor Zalmen
Zylbercweig]. Then D. wandered across various cities in
Russia until he arrived in 1917 in Charbin. On the way,
he was robbed, suffered a concussion and lay for three
years in a hospital for gervn-kranke, he died in
Charbin on 20 September 1920.
M. EW. from his wife Nadya and Sh. E. from Hersh
N. Y. -- In teater "elizeum",
"Theatre World", Warsaw, 3, 1908.
Noakh Prilutski -- "Yidish
teater", II, p. 93.
Boris Thomashefsky --
Interesante idishe shoyshpiler in odes, "Forward", 7
M. B--n -- Idisher
aktyor dranov geshtorbn in kharbin, "Forward", 19