Under this pseudonym there were performed plays of various
authors. The theatres often uses to specify this name on
a play, to "declare respect" for the native, ordinary
theatre audience. It was used often when a known playwright
was [willing to endure=gevolt oysbahaltn] with a shund
play. Sometimes again the author's creation was
performed that way almost to avoid author's
royalties. It has also occurred that when a troupe comes
[to perform] a legally rewritten play by an anonymous
author, it would be advertised as a work of "Professor
Jacoby of London".
Thus on 11 December 1896 in
New York's Thalia Theatre there was staged "Di
geheyminise fun london", an operatic tragedy in five
acts from Prof. Jacoby of London.
In November 1901 in the
Thalia Theatre there was staged the play "America, by
Professor Jacoby", as B. Gorin states resolutely, the
play was written by Jacob Gordin.
On 29 December 1905 there
was staged in New York's Kalich Theatre "Di leyb sfardi,
oder, der yid in sobieski's tseyt, an historical opera
by Professor Jacoby", with Zigmunt Feinman in the title
role. Later, that play was staged under the name
"Shabbat Kodesh, by Zigmunt Feinman", and also under
that name was published in print.
In October 1906 in the
Kalich Theatre there was staged "Di shtile katunah", a
lebensbild in four acts by Professor Jacoby."
On 27 December 1907 in the
Kalich Theatre there was staged "Di almnh, a great
comedic operetta in four acts by Professor Jacoby of
London, music by Perlmutter and Wohl".
On 24 January 1908 in
Adler's Grand Theatre there was staged by Adler "Der
shturm in der familye, a folkshtik in four acts by Prof.
Jacoby, libretto by Sh. Shmulevitsh, music by Brody.
On 7 February 1908 in the
Kalich Theatre there was staged "Di nekome fun a froy",
by Prof. Jacoby, music by Perlmutter and Wohl".
On 23 August 1919 in Lemberg
there was staged "Di veyse shklafin, by Prof. Jacoby",
though the play was written by Isidore Zolotarevsky.
In 1926 the play was
published in the Warsaw publishing house of Sh.
Goldfarb: "Professor Jacoby. Di veyse shklafin, a drama
in four acts" [48 p., 16°].
On 11 April 1924 in
Brooklyn's Liberty Theatre there was staged with Frances
Adler "Amerikaner khasunut, in four acts by Jacoby,
music by Joseph Brody" [Warsaw lekh "Der shturm in der
B. G. [Gorin] --
Amerike, "Der theater zhurnal", N. Y., 4, 1901.
Ab. Kahan -- "Der id
in sobieski's tseyter" in Kalich Theatre, "Forward",
N. Y., 13 January 1906.