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
 

Joseph Goldshmidt
 

 

G. was born in Russia (according to H. Feinstein -- in Galicia).

He may have participated in Goldfaden's first troupes and acted as "Eliezer" in the premiere of "Bar kokhba".

In 1882 he acted with Goldfaden in Warsaw in theatre [buf] [then "Eldorado" and now Boguslavski), and there he learned [notn] Ester Rukhl Kaminska.

In 1883 G. acted under the direction of Berger in Germany, then with Smit in London, where he performed at times as "Bar kokhba" and at times as "Eliezer".  After the "shrfh" in the theatre, he organized a group of artisans and acted with them in Goldfaden's first operetta in the Pelham Street club.

Then G. went on to act and took over a bar in the same club. Later he opened a tobacco business and toured with troupes under his direction across England. Then G. founded together with Dina Feinman a cooperative theatre.

During his later years G. traveled to his children in Canada, where he became blind, and he made a living as a cantor. Afterwards he immigrated to Australia, where he became a music teacher.

G. was excellent in plays with a beautiful voice and was quite capable in acting his roles.

 M. E. from Max Rosental, Dina h Feinman, Kh. Feinstein, Emanuel Chizhik.

  • B. Gorin -- "History of Yiddish Theatre", Vol. I, p. 238; Vol. II, p. 152.

  • Ester Rukhl Kaminska -- [memoirs] "Moment", 23 July 1926.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 383.
 

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