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
 

Sokher Goldstein

 

G. was a saddle maker, then became a folk singer and traveled around with Israel Grodner. In Sukkot 1876 they performed together in Shimeon Mark's Garden in Iasi with the songs of Tsunzer, Zbarhsher, Linetsky and Goldfaden.

Goldfaden, who then was called to Iasi by Itzhak Liberesko, saw the two singers, and he wrote for them a "shtik" in two acts, about which Goldfaden [drikht zikh] by himself: "What can I say about that piece! A -- I don't know myself -- a kind of [duel=duelnish], a nonsense, a [kalature]".

In that piece Grodner had acted as a young Chasid and Goldstein was his young wife.

Goldfaden had just signed off on the lines of the scene and Goldstein as well as Grodner spoke their own "prose".

G. also participated in the first vaudeville "Dos bintl holts (The Bundle of Wood)", which Goldfaden had written.

When Goldfaden founded the first troupe of the province, Goldstein was in the troupe, but when the troupes of Grodner, Mogulesko and Spivakovski, were later formed G. went from one troupe over to the other.

 

G. was the second actor of Goldfaden's theatre. In 1879 he married the late actress Sophia Karp. Their daughter is the actress Rosa Karp.

In 1887 G. passed away in Odessa.

  • B. Gorin -- "History of Yiddish Theatre", Vol. I, pp. 158, 169, 170, 192, 194-5.

  • David Kessler -- Fun kherson biz rostov, "Tog",N. Y., 28 January 1917.

  • Zalmen Zylbercweig -- "Hintern forhang", Vilna, 1928, p. 32, 34, 101.

  • Goldfaden-bukh -- N. Y., 1926, pp. 59-68.

  • Sholem Perlmutter -- Der onfang fun idishen teater, "Yid. velt", Philadelphia, 18 April 1929.


 

 

 

 


 

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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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