According to the "Israelita" 3, 1868, on
24 October 1868 there began to perform in Warsaw on
Muranow Place, in a specially constructed building, a
"troupe of Yiddish artists under the direction of
The first productions that the troupe had
given was a biblical drama "Yakov mit zayne zin" by
Bellow, performed in the span of two evenings.
According to the opinion of the review of
the above-mentioned newspaper, the director Bellow, in
the reason for the selection of the scenes and their
compilation, manifesting a certain professional
knowledge, and not just a little dramatic understanding.
According to the review by a Warsaw
correspondent from the English "Pall Mall Gasette" (26
December 1868), the melodies for the songs in the play
were taken from several compositions from Meyerber,
Mozart et al.
A correspondent from a Russian-Yiddish
weekly "Dien" [Der tog"] in Odessa, wrote a production
of this theatre from 5 November 1870 in which there was
staged the historical drama "Yehudis" in four acts with
songs by Bellow.
According to Dr. Jacob Shatzky, it was
advertised on 15 March 1870 for the benefit of the
artist D. Shwartzbard [the father of actor Gustav
Shwartzbard], the play "Di yidn in mdbr" [composed by ?]
in the Rappo circus.
Dr. Shatzky, included all the data in his
article "Yiddish Theatre in Warsaw by Avraham Goldfaden"
("Yiddish Theatre" 3-4, 1927), was not sure if the plays
were really composed by Bellow, and he also had doubts
if it Bellow [Dr. Shatzky writes Bellow] was identified
with Gedalyi Bellow, who had in 1857 issued in Warsaw a
booklet under the name "Fun shtern oder komet" (32 pp.),
"What is Jewish in Spirit and Style".
When they takes into consideration that
in 1867, Hirsh Gedali Bellow issued in print his
deceased brother Shlomo Badchan's plays "Moses", "Mit
naye tsugaben", and it is clear to see that Hirsh
Gedalyi Bellow had a great interest in Yiddish theatre,
and also was a writer, evidenced by his own booklet, and
the expense of his brother's play.
Hirsh Gedalyi Bellow -- Gedalyi Bellow
and Bellow were thus one person, and barely a writer and
dramatist, B. also was the director of a theatre in
Yiddish in the years 1868-70 in Warsaw.
Dr. Jacob Shatzky -- Tsushteyer tsu
der geshikhte fun dem farigoldfadenishn teater,
"Yiddish Theatre", Warsaw, 2-4, 1927.
Y. Tsinberg -- Nokh vegn yidishn
teater in varshe, "Literarishe bleter" 19, 1928.
Zalmen Zylbercweig -- Vegn di
umbakantshe yidishe dramataturgn, "Pnks", New York,