Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
G. was born on 31 December
1865 in Komarne, Galicia. His father was a gravestone
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
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.
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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
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