he had among other things
published the following theatrical works: "Gordin un di
yidishe bine", and the collection book "Yudish", "Dr.
Shlomo Etinger" in Niger's ""Der pnks", and a series of
articles about the Hirshbein troupe in the early weekly
page "Der shtrahl".
In the span of 1909-14, M.
was active with practical theatre work: on his and A.
Weiter's initiative, both worked for I. L. Peretz,
Sholem Asch, Y. Dinezon, H. D. Nomberg, A. Reyzen, Sh.
Rozenfeld, Dr. Gershon Levin and Noakh Rozenfeld,
co-founded a commander(?) society for a good Yiddish
theatre, but the World War had cut short the work for
While the war had M. taking
an active pat in aid work for those who escaped and the
homeless, and all the befulmekhtikter of the
central aid committee in Peterburg, he directed the work
at the Volga and in Siberia.
IIn 1920 he left Russia and
organized and edited in Kovno the daily newspaper "Neys".
1922 -- lived for a short time in Germany, and then he
settled in America as a permanent contributor for New
York's "Morning Journal", where he is the official
M. had, together with M.
Elkin, edited the first three volumes of the monthly
journal for theatre and literature ("Tealit", New York,
November 1923 -- January 1924) and, together with Sh.
Yudson, made preparations to issue a Yiddish theatre
encyclopedia that was not achieved. At each time he also
was one of the founders and directors of the Yiddish
dramatic studio around the journal "Tealit", an active
member in the "Yiddish Theatre Society" (which performed
the task of founding in New York a pure, artistic
Yiddish theatre), and a co-founder and chairman of the
"Yiddish Theatre Museum".
Ater being in Poland, M.
translated L. Tolstoy's drama "Der lebediker mt" [L. N.
Tolstoy. The lebediker mt, a drama, translated by Dr. A.
Mukdoni. Publisher "Literatur", Warsaw, 1912] (staged
and performed by Jacob Ben-Ami across North and South
America), and Osip Dymov's "Der eybiker vanderer", which
in his anonymous translation was performed on 12
December 1913 in Thomashefsky's theatre in New York,
wherein also, according to M.'s recommendation and
mediation, was brought up to the author, who since
then has continued to be associated with Yiddish
At this time M. also
translated "Kin" by Al. Dumas, which was however never
published and never performed.
On 30 March 1927 in New
York, M.'s fiftieth birthday was celebrated through a
large theatrical production, and from the income there
was issued a volume of collected critiques of M.'s: "Dr.
Mukdoni. Theatre, New York, 1927" [88 pp., 16°], and a
book about the celebrant "Yubl-zamlbukh lkbud dem
50-yoriker geburtstog fun dr. a. mukdoni" [24 pp., 12°],
with articles and greetings, in which M. was celebrated
as one of the prominent and influential Yiddish theatre
In "Archive of the Yidish
Theatre" (Volume 1, Vilna 1930, pp. 341-421), M.
published a part of his theatre memoirs, under the name
"Zikhronus fun a yidishn teater-kritiker" (Yiddish
theatre in Poland from 1909 until 1915), which provoked
a response from Peretz Hirshbein regarding the "Hirshbein
1932 -- M. visited Europe
and Eretz Yisroel, and then published articles about
Sh. E. from
Z. Reyzen --
"Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. II, pp.
M. Vanvild [Sh.
L. Kave] -- Geboyrene plagiatoren, "Der moment",
Warsaw, (14) 1, (16) 3, (17) 4, 8 (1) June 1912.
David Frishman --
"Ale verk fun dovid frishman", Warsaw, Vol. III,
pp. 50-51, 68-72.
H. Shkliarski --
Der pioner fun der idisher teater kritik, "Frimorgn",
Riga, 12 April 1927.
Jacob Mestel --
A. mukdoni -- der teater-kritiker, "Literarishe
bleter", Warsaw, 17, 1927.
L. Kesner -- A
teater bukh fun dr. mukdoni, "Ydishe tagenblat",
N. Y., 8 May 1927.
Sh. Niger -- Dr.
a. mukdoni. Teater, "Tsukunft", N. Y., July,
lkbud dem 50-yorign geburtstog fun dr. a.
mukdoni, N. Y., 1927.
-- Dr. mukdoni in bukh-farmet, "Yidishe tagblat",
N. Y., 2, 16 August 1927.
Bley-Tspuri -- Teater-kritik un zkrun, "Fraye
arbayter shtime", N' 42, 1927.
Hilel Rogoff --
Dray yubilarn, "Tsukunft", N. Y., June, 1927.
Z. Zylbercweig --
"Teater-zikhrunus", Vilna, 1928, p. 89.
Jacob Mestel --
Fir yidishe teater-bikher, "Archive", Vilna,
1930, pp. 493-95.
Z. Kornblith --
"Di dramatishe kunst", New York, pp. 151-53,
161, 213, 224.
Dr. A. Mukdoni --
Zikhrunus fun a yidishn teater-kritiker,
"Archive", Vilna, 1930, pp. 341-421.
-- In kamf far a besern teater, "Literarishe
bleter", Warsaw, 43-47, 1930.
-- Tsvishn farhang un leyvnt, "Di prese", Buenos
Aires, 27 February 1931.
Z. Zylbercweig --
Ven a kritiker eylt zikh, "Chicago", Chicago,
M. Weiner -- Di
oysgabe fun etingers shriftn, "Bibliologisher
zamlbukh", Soviet Union, 1930, pp. 135-140.