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
 

Krulevsko Theatre
(more to translate....)


"On Krulevsko gasse, in Warsaw, not far from Zaksish Garden, in the beginning of the century there was a Polish summer theatre, under the name of 'Teater Novi'. The theatre belonged to the Countess, and [during the] summer would play there with a Polish-formed troupe. In 1908, after the summer season, when the theatre may be dormant for the winter, having both the building as well as the stage, had not been adopted for winter-time productions. The Yiddish theatre entrepreneur Moshe Weisfeld managed, fueled by the undertakings of the theatre, that one may thee in the span of the winter, permitted to play in Yiddish, d'h 'German' theatre.

Weisfeld brought over the actor Sam Adler, who organized the following troupe: Sam Adler, Mark Meyerson, Leyzer Zhelazo, Boris Rosenthal, Adolf Berman, Jacob Shtshirin (latr the famous actor Ben-Ami), Gustav Schwartzbard, M. Kh. Titelman, Nadia Neroslavska, Schwartz (sister-in-law of Avraham Goldfaden), Mrs. Schwartzbard et al.

After preparing the stage and the hall for winter productions, the theatre opened with Jacob Gordin's 'Der vilder mentsh (The Wild Man)', later there was played Lateiner's 'Blimele' and Gordin's 'Brider luria', in which Zhelazo became very popular. The Theatre was known by the Yiddish theatre world under the name 'Dos teater oyf Krulevsko (The Theatre on Krulevsko)'. It had, however, existed only for several months. The business was northing superior. The director was not a force to stop the competition of another Yiddish theatre ('Jardin D'Hiver'), which played at the same time. The director had to scrimp expenses in staging plays and generally as such gringeshetst the audience, that they have employed the repertoire, the sets of the governmental theatre, which was always in the authority of the theatre. The employed foreign settings to specific Yiddish repertoire (as from 'Carmen' to 'Blimele'), had more than once led courses, and when the actors alerted the director, that .....
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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  '
Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre'
 by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 3,  page 5117.
 

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