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
 

Morris Axelrad
(Meir)


A. was born in 1879 in Iasi, Rumania.

His father was a businessman.

He was known as having "a good head for the Talmud".

He attended a circus at the age of thirteen; the camels appealed to him and he became their supervisor. After a short time he returned home [krue ublue]. Later A. participated in an amateur production as "Baba yakhna" in "Koldunye" in Sholem Sheykel's Garden in Iasi, and he afterwards became an understudy in Segalesco's troupe.

Two years later A. went to London, where he worked in a hat factory. When the factory owner J. Lang was able to move it, that he should bring around Treitler's troupe(?), A. went to the troupe to become an actor. Afterwards he traveled around the English province, acting again in London and Paris and in other major cities in Europe. Then he went to Buenos Aires, and then returned to Paris, where he spent several years with a Yiddish theatre.


M. E. from Karl Silverman.

B . Gorin -- "History of the Yiddish Theatre", Vol. II, p. 153.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 88.
 

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