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 in 1866 in
Starokonstantinov, Volin. As the younger son of Chaim
Lipe Goldenfodim. Brother of Avraham Goldfaden. He
learned in a cheder, then in a folkshul. At the age of
fifteen he began to work with his father as a cigar
maker. Later he traveled to Kiev to his brother Yidl,
and there learned dentistry and practiced in Priluki.
During that time he had the opportunity to act in
Yekaterinoslav with "amateurs" in his brother Avraham's
In 1893 he came to America
and worked here for twelve hears in a factory of art
[clocks=zeygers], then he studied and received a diploma
as an optician.
G. wrote the play : "Mollie
on Park Avenue", a "musical comedy" in three acts and
one scene, "Ir gliklekhe shtunde", a musical drama in
four acts, and "Ir shikzal" in four acts, which wasn't
He also had adapted and
supplemented the "broken" manuscript for his brother
Avraham of the not-performed play "Meyn tsuah".
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 374.
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