TEATER HEFTN : FAR BIYOGRAFYES UN LEBNS-GESHIKHTES FUN YIDISHE SHOYSHPILER, REZSHISORN, DRAMATURGN … [NO. 5]
New York; Paris Pres, 1944. Paperback. Item #35364
Original Wraps. 4to.  pages. 30 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. No. 5, Theatre leaves; Theatre heften. Published under the Auspices of the Hebrew Actors Union of America. Teater Heften, No. 1 (1943) -; Ceased in 1947. Fascicles of the 3rd vol. Of Leksikon fun Yidishn teater, edited by Zalmen Zylbercweig and Jacob Mestel. Number 5 contains columns 1729-1760, Pey-Vov. Contains 3 pages of announcements and financial reports from the Committee for the Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre. Edited by Zalmen Zylbercweig (Zilbertsvayg) (1894–1972) , Yiddish theater historian and lexicographer. "Zylbercweig 's magnum opus is a six-volume encyclopedia titled Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Lexicon of Yiddish Theater) . The publishing history of these volumes is no less exotic than the wanderings of its author and its subject. Zylbercweig succeeded in publishing one volume in New York and one in Warsaw before World War II; the others were published in New York and Mexico City from 1959 to 1969. Volumes 1–3 were co-edited by Jacob Mestel. An unpublished seventh volume was in page proofs at the time of Zylbercweig 's death. " - YIVO Encyclopedia. Subjects: Jewish theater - Periodicals. Jewish actors - Periodicals. Jewish entertainers - Periodicals. Jewish actors. Jewish entertainers. Jewish theater. OCLC lists 12 copies. Bound in pink wraps, heavily illustrated. Scarce. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (YID-22-10).