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
 

Mordechai Eyzenshtat


Yekhezkel Kornhendler writes to the editors of the "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" (8 April 1965):

"He still lives in Paris as a geshvoyrene translator and no longer has any relationship with theatre. A student in Bialystok during the First World War, he had in those years, until 1922, acted in theatre. He traveled across the Polish-Lithuanian province with theatre ensembles. Also his wife, who was an actress in Bialystok with a troupe that had founded Amkh E'h. In 1922-23, Mordechai Eyzenshtat came to Paris, however he worked in confection-branzhe. Here, in Paris, as an amateur of Yiddish theatre, he had directed several one-acters ("Dem shadkhans tokhter" -- Reyzen et al) with the dramatic circle of the "Harpe" society. Thereby he ended (in the year 1925 or 1926) his theatrical activities. His wife was killed in the last war in deportation. M. Eyzenshtat is today already seventy years old".

In another way, Kornhendler says, that the "Harpe" had existed from 1923 until 1926, and that A. was an actor in Poland and a student of Nachum Zemach.


Sh. E. from Yekhezkel Kornhendler.

  • Yekhezkel kornhendler -- Yidish teater in pariz, "Hundert yor yidish teater", London [1962], p. 20.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 4876.
 

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