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
 

Wolf Amzel
 

 

A. was born on 18 September 1894 in Lodz, Poland. His father was a ritual slaughterer, the uncle -- a rabbi. He completed a folkshul.

As a youth he was very interested, and often he secretly visited  the Yiddish and Russian theatre when he was a yeshiva student.

In 1913 he began to participate in literary and musical events.

In 1915 for he first time he performed in Zylbercweig's troupe as "Hirsh Ber" in Kobrin's "Dorfsyung". After performing with the local troupe across the Polish province, he acted for several months in M. D. Vaksman's troupe in Lodz's Thalia Theatre, then with member troupes across the Polish province.

Since 1918 he has toured with member troupes across the province of Galicia. In 1920 he acted for several months in Przemysl under the direction of Ebell, then for two years with a member troupe (organized by the local artists union) in Lemberg

Since 1923 he toured again with various member troupes across the province.
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 70.
You can read Wolf Amzel's amended biography in the Lexicon's fifth volume by clicking here.
 

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