Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Farein Yidishe Bine
(The Yiddish Stage society in Melbourne, Australia)


The "Farein yidishe bine" society in Melbourne, Australia, was founded in 1927 through Jacob Ginter and Yeshaya Podemski (Sam Podem). The members consisted of workers, employees and merchants.

The goal of the society is to develop the stage talent among its members, and to develop the tastes of the Jewish theatre public for true repertoire.

The expense of the activities were given to the creation of scenery, costumes, props, etc.

The offered repertoire was a mixture, beginning with Zolotarevski's "Di vayse shklafin", Markovitsh's "A mames trern", Z. Libin's "Gebrokhene herster", Jacob Gordin's "Shlomke Sharlatan", "Khasia di yetoyme", "Di shekhith", "God, Man and Devil", and "Mirele Efros", then "Fun yener velt" by Y. D. Berkovitsh, "Unzer gloybn" by Sholem Asch, "Briliantn" by Der Tunkeler, and "Der get", "Dos groyse gevins" and "Shver tsu zayn a yid" by Sholem Aleichem.

The permanent, active actors were:
Jacob Ginter (regisseur), Yeshaya Podemski (prompter and actor), Kh. Segal, Kh. Honig, F. Rozner, R. Rozner, Yehudis Silman, Nina Rozenberg, Solomon Mendelson, Sam Aluni, Feivl Yedvab, Berl Rozenberg and Seifirt. In certain productions there also participated: Yosef Vhayt, Leib Zhabinski, Sh. Silman, Sh. Zaks, B. Rozen and F. Elbaum. Settins were created by Bzshatski.

The greatest percentage of plays were performed twice.


Sh. E. by Sh. Podemski.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2,  page 941.
 

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