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
 

Emil Gimpel
(Shmuel Mendl)
 

G. was born on 8 March 1867 in Lemberg, Galicia.

He is the son of Yaakov Ber (Gimpel).

Soon after the founding of his father's theatre, G. became the head of the business, and since 1906 (with breaks) he alone ran the theatre, also leading most of the time [markn-ysudut].

During the Renaissance movement of the Yiddish language, the theatre changed the name of the "Yiddish Theatre", and for a certain time was led on the [markn], by Emil's son, Dr. Gimpel, the husband of the actress Malvina Yoles.

Recently, Emil has returned to take over the leadership of his theatre.


M. E. and M. E. from Jacob Mestel.

D. Shedletski -- Idisher teater in lemberg halt beym untergen, "Forward", N.Y., 1 March 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 480.
 

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