Abraham Goldfaden (Russian, 1840-1908). Yankele geht in Shul arain [Little Yankel (Jacob) Goes to the Synagogue]. Arranged by A. H. Russotto. 1914. New York, Hebrew Publishing Co.
Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica, Special & Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.
Russian-born poet, playwright, and musical stage director, Abraham Goldfaden produced works in Hebrew and Yiddish. Considered the father of modern Jewish theater, Goldfaden created the first professional Yiddish-language theater troupe. For this operetta, Goldfaden teamed with Henry A. Russotto, the director of Russian opera in New York. Molly Picon, whose gender-fluid portrayal of the main protagonist played to sell-out audiences, made Little Yankel famous.