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
 

Yoel Glantz
(Ratz)

 

G. was born on 31 December 1865 in Komarne, Galicia. His father was a gravestone builder.

He completed a folkshul, He came to Lemberg and here he worked as a gravestone builder with David Shtepler (Parke), who also was a Broder singer. Due to his beautiful voice Shtepler also made him a Broder singer, and in 1882 G. began to tour with Shtepler, Chaim Bendel, Sholom Podzamtshe and Leon Mandeltort. Their repertoire was headed by a one-acter and many songs. In 1890 they were joined by Youna Reiman, Roza Mandeltort and Herman Veynberg.

In 1892 there came the latter known duet couple Desser, and from then on the group of Broder singers (also called the "Polish singer") were transformed into a more modern Yiddish variety theatre.

Until 1921 G. performed in various troupes and then returned to being a gravestone builder, participating only on 7 August 1928 in Lemberg in the "Lexicon evening", in which he had a huge success presenting folk songs.


Sh. E. from Emanuel Desser.

M. E. from Jacob Mestel.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 227.
An amended biography of Yoel Glant appears in the memorial volume no. 5 of the Lexicon, and it can be read here.
 

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