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
 

Peter Amatin
(Pesakh Goldberg)

 

A. was born on 19 August 1894 in Terespol, Siedlce Gubernia, Poland. His parents, who were in business, moved themselves over to Warsaw. There  he completed the two classes of the Russian General Vasilevsky private gymnasium, and when he wandered off to Constantinople, he set still pursued his education until the sixth class of a French school of commerce.

In 1912 he entered into Leopold Kaner's Yiddish troupe in Constantinople, in 1913 he traveled with a tour across the Orient with a German operetta troupe with Fritzi Arco [without the top=an der shpits]. In 1914 he was sent out as a lower Russian  to Odessa, where he became engaged in Guzik's troupe, which had to however, due to the ban on Yiddish, act in the repertoire of Goldfaden, Gordin, Richter and Libin in Russian.

In 1915 he entered into Zaslavsky's troupe, which performed in Russian. At the end of 1916 he began to act in the Russian small arts troupe of Zeliener-vert. After the revolution he returned back to Zaslavsky's troupe, which performed already in Yiddish, and from there in other Yiddish troupes, at the end of 1919 A. traveled back to Constantinople, where he acted with a group of Yiddish actors, Flichtlinge of Russia. In 1921 he acted in Athens, Greece, with the film society "Palace Film" in the films "Der groyser umbakanter" ("Lord Lister"), "Di libe fun a tsigeynerin" ("Astor").

 

In 1918 he acted in Odessa with the film society "Miriograf grosman" in the films "Farzunkener glok" by Hauptmann ("Vald-ruh"), "Der lilien-nar" ("khinezer li"), "Royter gelekhter" ("Prokuror") and "7 gehangene (The Seven Who Were Hanged)" by Andreyev ("Tsiganiok").

At the endo of 1922 he organized in Rumania an itinerant troupe under his direction, then he entered into the troupes of Reich (Czernowitz), and Itzikl Goldenberg (Bucharest).

A. translated from the Russian Poliakov's play "Labirint".


Sh. E.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 67.
 

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