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
 

B. I. Goldstein
(Barukh)

 

G. was born in 1879 in Drozshne, Podolia. His father was a tobacco manufacturer. He received a traditional Jewish education.

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 never performed.


M. E.

  • Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, p. 487.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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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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