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
 

Misha Appelbaum

 

A. was born in Brest-Litovsk, Polish Lithuania. His father was a tailor. He learned in a cheder until age eleven, then in a private school, and when his parents moved over to Odessa, where they opened a tailor-[tsutatn] business, he entered into a gymnasium.

Known to take him into a dramatic circle, which staged in Odessa "God, Man and Devil", which he played the role of "Uriel Mazik". The dramatic circle traveled then across the province with several plays. Mishurat engaged him in his professional troupe, where he acted at first in dramatic and then in singing roles. Later A. acted in the troupes of Korik, Genfer and Kompaneyets (Warsaw's Elizeum Theatre). From there he was engaged by Rappel for Odessa, and then  he returned to Warsaw in the Elizeum, where he performed in modern operetta repertoire. Here he was engaged to Fishzon in Odessa, participating as a soldier in the war, and he was wounded and after his release from service, he entered into Lipovski's in Kharkov, traveled around for six years with Yiddish folk singers, participating in the experimental with Kiseldorf, singing songs for Yiddish ethnographic music. During this time he also acted in the Russian opera and operettas. In 1926 he was in concerts in Riga and Berlin, he acted in Yiddish in Paris and traveled to Argentina where he acted for ten months, from there he was engaged to travel to the Public Theatre in New York, where he acted for a short time and then returned to Europe; he acted in Paris, Riga, Berlin and the 1928-9 season in Paris' Folly dramas (?).


M. 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 84.
 

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