"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'
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 .....