Nyu York: Lipshits Press, 1911. Item #35815
1st edition. 1st printing of any of pioneering Yiddish Theater producer David Kessler’s productions. Original Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 46 pages, Includes illustrations & portrait of Kessler ; 22 cm. In Yiddish with English Cover and cast list. English cover title is “Everywoman in her Quest for Love. ” Translation of Brown’s popular period morality play, “Everywoman. ” “Produced at the David Kessler Second Avenue Theatre by David Kessler. ” “fun Valter Braun ; iberzetst fun Henri M. Gastvirth ; oygefihrt ... Fun Deyvid Kesler. ” David Kessler’s 2nd Avenue Theatre “opened on September 14, 1911 and was the first of the Yiddish theatres to open along the ‘Rialto’. Many important Yiddish artist’s served their apprenticeship and gained experience in their art under the infuence of David Kessler; among these were Maurice Schwartz, Bertha Gerstein and Celia Adler. He also established standards for acting and taste for better plays among actors and public. Kessler’s Theatre also screened movies and is listed in the 1914-1915 edition of American Motion Picture Directory. …In 1924 an ailing Thomas Adler appeared in Gordin’s ‘The Stranger. ’ It was his final performance and two years later the theatre was used for his funeral service. An estimated crowd of between 150, 000 and 200, 000 packed the street to view the cortage as it made its way along the Lower East Side – pausing briefly at each of the Yiddish theatres” (cinematreasures-org 2015) . SUBJECT(S) : American literature -- Translations into Yiddish. OCLC lists only 1 copy worldwide (NYPL) . Spine label, light wear and sunning, otherwise Very Good Condition. (women-4-2).