Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE yIDDISH THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1967
 

Joseph Greenberg

Born 23 April 1900 in Lodz, Poland, by [fortgeshritene--shouting?] parents, business people.

He studied in a cheder and a government gymnasium.

He often visited Yiddish, Polish and German theatres, and from this came an inclination for the stage.

In 1915 he performed at the dramatic school of German theatre -- Director Walter Wasserman, and in 1916 he began to play in Zylbercweig's troupe and appeared for the first time as "Printz" in Skrib's "Zydovka" and "Zalmen" in Kobrin's "Dorfs-Yung (The Village Youth)".

Afterwards he played with an amateur group and toured with them, and in 1917 with the Warsaw theatre "Betzalel", which closed.

In 1918 he nevertheless went to Germany, and there he met with Wasserman and toured with this German troupe, playing less than half a year in Berlin.

In 1921 the Vilna Troupe came to Berlin with which G. toured throughout Germany, Holland, Belgium, France and England, until he came with them in 1924 to America.

 

In 1925 he became a member of the Unzer Theatre, in 1926 he played a year with Schildkraut in New York, and afterwards nevertheless he still traveled out to California where he played small roles in the Folk-[oyfnamen] and organized on his own a Yiddish troupe.

He played with a division of the Vilna Troupe throughout the province, and in 1928-30 performed with the Yiddish Art Theatre.

Specialty: Dramatic lover.


M. E.


 

 

 

 


 

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Translated from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 532.
 

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