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Abraham Cahan

(1860–1951), who came to the U.S. from Russia (1882), was long the editor of the Jewish Daily Forward. Besides works in Yiddish he wrote realistic fiction in English, including ...

Mogulesko, [Zelig] Sigmund

Mogulesko, [Zelig] Sigmund (1858?–1914)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
140 words

...virtuosity was his New York debut in Coquettish Ladies , in which he played a different part in each act: a young pimp, an old drunk, and a gossipy lady matchmaker. His acting was scarcely realistic, but exaggerated in the fashion of the Yiddish stage. Nonetheless, Abraham Cahan , the well‐known Jewish publisher and historian, wrote, “A born genius he was, and his personality was as marvelous as his art. His talent and charm lit that foolish play with rays of divine fire. He bewitched us with his singing and his acting...

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