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 Goldstein


G. was born in 1852 in Iasi, Rumania.

His father was a [lulke]-maker.

He remained as a young orphan.

Later he became a choirboy.

At the age of eighteen he opened a coffee house. Through the initiative of Avraham Goldfaden he urged together with Lupn Katz the building of the Pomul Verde theatre garden, where he in the summer months arranged productions for Yiddish troupes. In the span of twelve years there the troupes acted under the leadership of Goldfaden, Juvelier, Akselrad et al.

In 1896 G. had with his partner lost the rights to Pomul Verde. G. then [ibergeboyt] his wine bar and garden on Strada [bashate] as a theatre garden known as "Zhignitsa", where thither he brought a Yiddish troupe with Silbert. After acting for two years, G., due to the poor business, stopped the productions.

G. in the actors circle was popular known as "Yosele lulke".

In 1908 G. with the entire family came to America, where in 1921 he passed away in New York and came to his eternal reset in Mount Carmel Cemetery.


Sh. E. from his son Charles Goldstein.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 380.
 

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