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
 

Neytan Blumental

 

B. was born on 24 October 1870 in Ozorkow, Poland.

His father was a cultured man, a teacher.

His parents moved over to Lodz, where B. learned in the Konstadt school.

In 1891, due to military conscription, he left for London, and there he became taken with commerce. He met the artist Fannie Vaksman and married her with the intention of taking her away from the stage.

In 1900 he went on the call of his brother-in-law,  the actor M. D. Vaksman, to South Africa, in order to open a business. By chance he became manager of the local Yiddish theatre, and instead of taking his wife away from the stage, he became alone to continue in the Yiddish theatre, and when he came, after three years, he returned to England and became director of  a Yiddish troupes in London, Paris and since 1928 in Belgium.


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 178.
 

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