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
 

Harry (Hersh) Greenblatt

Born 30 December 1874 in Bahislav [Boguslav-ed.] Kiev Gubernia, Ukraine.

His father was a tailor.

Until the age of ten, G. studied in a cheder; until age fifteen he studied general subjects and became a bookkeeper.

Later he came to America; where he made his debut with narratives in "Dos yidishe folk" and "Tag".

In two years he became a publicity agent for the Yiddish Art Theatre, and after seven years became co-manager for this theatre. He served as manager of the troupe during their European tour.

For one year he was manager for the Boston Yiddish Theatre, from 1928-9 co-manager at the Yiddish Folks Theatre in New York. From 1929-30 he was manager for the "Artef" Theatre.

G. translated Lengyel's piece "Di mentserin", in which Jennie Valier was first received on the Yiddish stage.


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Translated from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 531.
 

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