Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
B. I. Goldstein
G. was born in 1879 in
Drozshne, Podolia. His father was a tobacco
manufacturer. He received a traditional Jewish
From 1900-1905 he lived in
Kiev, where he wrote under the pseudonym "Big" (Barukh
Iakovitsh Goldstein), wrote theatre reviews in the
"Kievskya Novosti" and "Kievlianin", while at the same
time writing correspondences in "Der fraynd". After the
pogroms of 1905 he left for Canada, where he edited the
newspaper "Der yid" in Winnipeg and published there
(1908-9) his drama in four acts "Eyferzukht". He moved
over to Montreal, and there G. for two years was
regisseur of the dramatic section of "Hazamir". In the
local professional Yiddish theatre he also staged
through Benny Adler G.'s one-act comedy "Oyf der hinter-tir".
Later G. came to New York,
where he became an editor member in "Der tog" and there
for four years was the editor of the "Teater-peydzh"
where he wrote reviews of the Yiddish theatre. Later G.
became the theatre reviewer for the "Fraye
arbeter shtime". G. also wrote two operettas: "Di
bronkser printsesis" and "Der mames zundl", which were
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 377.
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