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Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre
BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE WHO WERE ONCE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE;
aS FEATURED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S  "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"


VOLUME 5: THE KDOYSHIM (MARTYRS) EDITION, 1967, Mexico City

 


 

Froyke Sorokin
 

S. was born on 10 July 1898 in Kishinev, Bessarabia. His father was a theatre hairdresser. He studied in a cheder and in a Russian folkshul.

The poet and theatre showman Yankev Sternberg took him into the guest-starring Vilna Troupe as a hairdresser. Here he became a stand-in and came to act in episodic roles. Later, after leaving the Vilna Troupe, he crossed over to other, better Yiddish theatre ensembles. In this manner, he acted in 1927 in Fiszohn's "Muster teater (Model Theatre)." In June 1928 he appeared with Baratov's troupe, afterwards in the same troupe when it was under the direction of Itsikl Goldenberg. Later he appeared in the Moldova State Yiddish Theatre.

Julian Schwartz wrote:
"S. worked as a make-up artist in the Moldova State Yiddish Theatre, and as an actor and masterful stage dancer. There was not a single Yiddish dramatic circle in all of Bucharest, or even in the whole of Romania, where he didn't earn a living, effortlessly. He was their popular and beloved by both the professional players and by amateurs all over the land. He traveled freely among the dramatic circles as a reader. Tragically he died as a martyr in Siberia."


Sh. E. from Julian Schwartz.

  • "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre," Warsaw, 1934, Vol. II, pp. 1458-59.

 


 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4063.
Also read the first Froyke Sorokin Lexicon biography, in Volume 2, by clicking here.
 

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