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
 

Yekhiel Berkovitsh

He was born in 1856 in Iasi, Romania.

He was known in the theatre circles as "Yekhiel Bulbe".

He began his stage career as a chorus singer in Hurwitz's troupe. Afterwards he became a "character-comic" with the troupe.

He transferred  to Goldfaden and acted with him until B. left for America.

B. acted later with various troupes across Rumania, and held himself up in 1891 back from the profession, participating since then only in productions for [vaviltetike avekn].

B.'s best roles were in the "Bobe mitn eynikl" and "Di bobe yakhne".

In general B. was a joyous actor, a weak singer, but a good dancer.

In 1917 G. passed away in Iasi. His son is a cashier in a Yiddish theatre and acts from time to time, copying his father.


Sh. E. from his son.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 183.
 

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