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Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre. Leksikon Fun Yidishn Teater [COMPLETE IN 6 VOLUMES]

Zylbercwaig, Zalmen; Jacob Mestel (eds.);

Published by The Hebrew Actors Union of America, New York, 1969
Condition: g to vg Hardcover

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Large Quarto. xiv, vi, vii, (8), xvi, 6132, 22(2), 27(1), 18(2)pp. Continuos pagination. Original green cloth with gilt-stamped lettering on spine, volume one, and black cloth with gilt-stamped illustration and lettering on cover, lettering on spine, volumes 2-6. The six volumes were published in three countries over a period of 38 years. The information and entries were collected by many volunteers and, in short biographies, look at the lives of those who were involved in professional Yiddish Theater around the world. Illustrated with b/w reproductions of photographs showing actors, directors, producers, designers, singers, composers and musicians. The majority of entries include a portrait, place of birth, list of accomplishments in Yiddish Theater, place and cause of death. Includes bibliography for each entry. Vol. I: New York, 1931. Vol. II: Warsaw, 1934. Vol. III: New York, 1959. Vol. IV: New York, 1963. Vol. V: Mexico, D. F., 1967. Holocaust memorial volume, listing individuals persecuted by the Nazi's as well as theater organizations. Vol. VI: Mexico, D. F., 1969. Vols. II through VI with illustrated title pages, Vol IV with frontispiece photograph. Volumes V & VI with Spanish and Yiddish, all other volumes with English and Yiddish title pages with Main text in Yiddish in two columns. Laid in the art section of the Jewish Daily "Forward" with numerous photographs, e.g. Theodor Herzl, Albert Einstein, a section of the audience celebrating the international labor holiday in New York's Hippodrome in 1939 and many others. Volume I with block loose, attached only at title page with some fraying at head and tail of spine; rubbed. Volume II with light fraying at head and tail of spine; rubbed. All others with light wear along edges, light bumps and rubbing. Binding of volume I in fair, all others good+ to very good, interior in good+ to very good condition. The most comprehensive biographic and encyclopedic reference work on Yiddish Theatre. Scarce complete set. Bookseller Inventory # 38732

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Title: Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre. Leksikon Fun...

Publisher: The Hebrew Actors Union of America, New York

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g to vg

Edition: First edition.

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