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
 

Leyzer(?) Boyke


B. was born in Moyneshti [?], Rumania.

A stepbrother of the late actor Leybele Schwartz, he went around through the streets together with the late actress Roza Fridman with a [game box=shpil kastn].

When Goldfaden began to travel across Rumania with the troupe, B. went with him as a property manager, [garderrober], participating as a dancer and he also acted in small roles. He did the same with Krause's troupe, when it came to guest-star in Constantinople, when B. also censored the play by the authority with which he is known (?)

In the later years B. became a badkhan in Odessa, and only in the more recent times did B. did he become in Istanbul a brother of Rumanian [makhlim], and he used to act on a kettle drum. Here he also passed away in 1912 [?].


Sh. E. from Abraham Fishkind, Sh. Krause, Y. Tabatshnikov, Cesar Greenberg and Sam Ludvik.

  • B. Gorin -- "History of Yiddish Theatre", Vol. I, p. 199.

  • Sholem Perlmutter -- The Beginning of Yiddish Theatre, "Yid. velt", Philadelphia, April, 1929.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 150.
 

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