Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born on 27 September 1891 in
His grandfather was Shmuel
Marshelek, a Pole. His father was a teacher and a prayer
He learned in a cheder,
later in a yeshiva, and he took additional courses with a
teacher. As a youth he helped his father as a choirboy,
until a cantor took him in to learn notes. At times he
attended the Yiddish theatre, and as such G. became
excited about it, such that he brought together yeshiva
students and other young men and studied a play with
In 1908 G. participated for
the first time in an amateur production in Falenits as
"Max" in "Khanele di neytorin", later with other
"amateurs" until he toured in 1910 with the
troupe of Tsipkus across the province. Nine months later
G. was engaged to Guzik and in 1912 to Shwartzberg-Weinberg
until 1918, and since then he has acted in various
troupes in Poland.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 375.
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