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
 

Saul Ginzburg


G. was born in 1866 in Minsk, White Russia, into a rich Orthodox family of merchants and manufacturers.

He received a Jewish education through a teacher in his home, attending the local gymnasium and debuting with correspondences in "Hmgid".

After completing the university, G. began (since 1892) to publish in "Voskhod" critical notices and articles. Dediccating himself to the job of being a critic, G. had in 1901 together with Peetz Marek issued a collection "Yiddish folkslider in rusland (Yiddish Folksongs in Russia)" (publisher "Voskhod", Pt"b, 1901, pp. XXX + 329 + XIV). The collection contains 376 numbers from Lithuania), Kurland, Poltava and Podolia regions. The texts from the songs were published with Yiddish and Latin [utyut], and begins with the detailed cultural historical articles in Russian about the Yiddish folk songs with a bibliographical remarks and at the end of the collection is found a bibliographical list of Shmuel Weiner.

In January 1903 G. had, together with Shabtai Rapoport, founded the first Yiddish daily newspaper in Russia "Der freynd".

Among his critical monographical works one finds several articles about Yiddish theatre, such as "Ver iz shuldik in dem 34-yorkin farbot fun yidishn teater in rusland?" ("Tsukunft" 2, 1927).

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Lexicon of the Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, pp. 567-72.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1,  page 481.
 

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