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
 

Itzhak Daniel

 

B. was born on 12 November 1895 in Rutshuk (Ruse), Bulgaria. His father was a merchant who had written and by himself acted as an "amateur" in his play in shpaniolish (Ladino). Through the rehearsals, which used to be heldhis  at home, D. became excited with the theatre atmosphere, and in his early youth founded his own "troupe" for which he wrote plays, directed, acted and by himself sold tickets.

After completing a gymnasium he entered into the philosophy facultat of the Berlin university, and at the same time studied the acting arts and direction in the Reinhardt school. After the World War, he graduated in Vienna from the "City Academy for Music and [Darshtelender] Arts" as well as philosophy.

He returned to Bulgaria and D. became regisseur in the state theatre in Sofia, where he also had founded a studio. In 1924 in Rumania he entered into the Vilna Troupe, where he was for a year a regisseur and staged Pinski's ")King) David and his Wives" and Moliere's "Zhorzh danden". Later he was a regisseur for various Romanian troupes, and in 1926 he settled in Eretz Israel, where he was regisseur for Hiatrun Amnuti, for the Hebrew opera, and then founded the small arts "Hmtata" ("Derbezim").


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 541.
 

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