- Zangwill, Israel
- (1864-1926)Born in London, the novelist wrote about Jewish life, scoring his greatest success with Children of the Ghetto (1892), which he adapted as a play in 1899. Produced by Theodore A. Leibler and directed by James A. Herne, this realistic drama had a comparatively brief Broadway run (49 performances), but won much publicity over its themes of poverty among immigrants in New York City's melting pot. His other plays include The Moment of Death (1900), Merely Mary Ann (1903), The Serio-Comic Governess (1904), Jinny, The Carrier (1905), Nurse Marjorie (1906), The Melting Pot (1909), and We Moderns (1924). Much of Zangwill's energy was devoted to Zionist organizations seeking a Jewish homeland.
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ZANGWILL, ISRAEL — (1864–1926), English author. Born in London of a poor Russian immigrant family, Zangwill was first raised in Bristol and then educated at the Jews Free School in the East End of London and at London University, where he graduated with honors in… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Zangwill, Israel — (1864–1926) British author and founder of the Jewish Territorial Organization. In the two decades from 1880 to 1900, the influx of immigrants from Russia swelled the Jewish population of London from 45,000 to 150,000, mostly concentrated in… … Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament
Zangwill, Israel — born Feb. 14, 1864, London, Eng. died Aug. 1, 1926, Midhurst, West Sussex English novelist, playwright, and Zionist leader. The son of eastern European immigrants, Zangwill drew on his own experience in Children of the Ghetto (1892), which… … Universalium
Zangwill, Israel — ► (1864 1926) Novelista y autor dramático británico. Impulsor del movimiento sionista. Autor de Los hijos del ghetto (1892), entre otras. * * * (14 feb. 1864, Londres, Inglaterra–1 ago. 1926, Midhurst, West Sussex). Novelista, dramaturgo y líder… … Enciclopedia Universal
Zangwill, Israel — (1864 1926) He was born in London s East End of refugee parents who escaped the severe decree of Jewish childconscription instituted by Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. He was educated at the Jews Free School at Spitalfields, London, and London… … British and Irish poets
Zangwill, Israel — (1864 1926) English author. He was born in London, where he later taught at the Jewish Free School. His writings include Children of the Ghetto, Ghetto Tragedies, Ghetto Comedies and The King of the Shnorrers. He also produced essays on Jewish … Dictionary of Jewish Biography
ZANGWILL, ISRAEL — littérateur, born in London, of Jewish parents in poor circumstances; practically self taught; studied at London University, where he took his degree with triple honours; became a teacher, then a journalist; has written novels, essays, and… … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Zangwill, Israel — (b. 1864) Novelist. Children of the Ghetto (1892), Merely Mary Ann (1893), Ghetto Tragedies (1893), The King of Schnorrers (1894), Dreamers of the Ghetto (1898), They that Walk in Darkness (1899), The Mantle of Elijah (1900), The Grey Wig… … Short biographical dictionary of English literature
Zangwill — Zangwill, Israel … Enciclopedia Universal
Israel Zangwill — (* 21. Januar 1864 in London; † 1. August 1926 in Midhurst, Sussex) war ein britischer jüdischer Schriftsteller, Essayist … Deutsch Wikipedia