guest-starred with his wife
Helena Goltzova over the various cities, and also
managed with theatres in Belgium, where he directed in
1929 with the guest-starring Shoshana in Anski's "Dybbuk."
As an intelligent actor, F.
was concerned with the repertoire of the Yiddish
theatre, and he delivered translations, among others:
"Teresa Raquin" by Emil Zola, "Der lebediker ms" by
Count L. N. Tolstoy, "Daniel Danieli," "Shylock" and
"Hamlet" by Shakespeare, "Der roiter mantl" by Brie, "Mentslekhe
besties" (dramatized after Zola), "Der flam" by Miller,
"Dos reshtl" by Nikadema, dramatized "Mendel Beilis,"
which in 1914 was staged in Buenos Aires, the melodrama
"Farkoyft tsu shande," staged in December 1916 in the
"New Lyric" Theatre in London, and translated from the
French the play, "Yo a man," which Samuel Goldenburg
staged on 17 October 1927 in New York's "National"
Theatre, and later across the world. F.'s translation
was played by Yiddish actors, all not under his name, or
even under the name of the translator.
Writing about Yiddish
theatre in the first years of the current century, and
the first attempt of the Yiddish actors, such as Jacob
Ben Ami, Lazar Freed et al, Avraham Reyzen remarked in
his memoirs about F.:
"...one of them, the young
actor and writer Fridman (today a well-known actor, who
is even known in literary circles, with his intelligence
and his love of Yiddish literature, ed-hium,
regardless, ,many of which migrated around the world."
F.'s brother Yankl and Velvl
were connected with Yiddish theatre.
As his brother Yankl says,
he had in 1943 during the German occupation of Paris,
received a letter from him, and since then he heard
nothing more from him.
F. was killed by the Nazis
Sh. E. and M.
E. from his brother Yankele Rubin.
[--] -- "Mendl
beilis," oyf der higer bine, "Shtraln," Buenos
Aires, January 1914.
B. R. -- A naye
idishe melodrame, "Di tsayt," London, 25
Hillel Rogoff --
Semuel goldenburg in an interesante shtarke
role, "Forward," N. Y., 18 November 1927.
T. -- Der dybuk
(fun Sh. Anski), rezhi rubin fridman, "Yidishe
tsaytung," Antwerp, N' 21, 1929.
-- "Yo a man nisht a man," oyfgefirst durkh
samuel goldenburg, tsum deboyt fun stela adler
in teater "ekselior," "Ats"t," Buenos Aires, 22