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 Komorge, Galicia.

His father was a gravestone builder.

He completed a folkshul.

He came to Lemberg and worked there as a gravestone builder with David Shtepler (Porke), who was also a Broder singer.

Due to his beautiful voice, Shtepler made him a Broder singer, and in 1882 G. performed with Shtepler, Chaim Bendel, Sholom Podzamtshe and Leon Mandeltort. The repertoire was headed by a one-acter and and songs.

In 1890 the group included Yona Reyzman, Rosa Mandeltort and Herman Veynberg.

In 1892 he came to the late known duet couple of Yosef and Sally [Beshtendig] Desser, and from then on he was in a local group of Broder singers (also called "The Polish Singers") who were transformed into a more modern Yiddish variety theatre.

Until 1921 G. acted in such troupes and then returned to being a monument builder, participating only on 7 August 1928 in Lemberg during the "Lexicon evening", in which he with a huge success brought forth Broder songs.

 


According to the "Yizkor-Rshimah" in the program of the Yiddish State Theatre of Poland, G. was killed by the Nazis.

  • "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre", New York, 1931, Vol. 1, pp. 227-28.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4782.
You can read Yoel Glantz's initial biography, located in the Lexicon's Volume 1, by clicking here.
 

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