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
 

Oscar Green
 

 

G. was born on 10 June 1893 in Shklov, Mohilev Gubernia, Ukraine, into a well-too-do family. H received a genuine Jewish education, and then also attended the secular school. Already as a youth he discovered a yearning for the stage, and he was the initiator of a dramatic amateur circle in which he had acted.

In 1908 G. came to America where he took up the first time with various incomes, then put together for the province troupes in which he was manager, and he also acted with them. Later he staged in English stock companies in the western cities of America.

In 1912 G. settled in Boston, where he was the manager of the Grand Opera House, and was active there for ten years with Yiddish theatre.

From 1922-8 G. was manager of the Hopkinson Theatre in Brooklyn. In 1928-9 he was co-director for Brooklyn's Yiddish theatre, and in 1929-30 he was co-director in Brooklyn's Hopkinson Theatre.
 

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  • A. Frumkin -- Zogt, der krizis iz nit keyn oyserlikher, nor a inerlikher, "Morning Journal", 23 December 1927.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 530.
 

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