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
 

Isaac Gurevitsh


G. was born circa 1864 in Mohilev Gubernia, into a family of means.

He used to be proud that he had only acted in Yiddish theatre with the Gradners. In the 1890s he traveled around as a comic with Kompaneyets and then he acted with Fishzon. G. also traveled around with a quartet (Lipovski, Bielaglavski, Gurevitsh and his first wife). From Fishzon G. went over in 1902 to Kaminski in Warsaw, and from there to Genfer.  When G. hadn't any opportunity to act in Yiddish theatre, or when he used to find himself in the caberets where he sang Yiddish couplets in Russian.

G. used to excel in specific Yiddish, especially Chasidic roles. Due to his Litvak dialect, he was called "Der litvak".

When G. acted in Tukum in Genfer's troupe in March [?] 1909 he was found shot to death in his hotel room.

In 1912 through the initiative of Nachum Lipovski a gravestone was erected on G.'s grave.


M. E. from China Braginska, Nachum Lipovski, A. G. Kompaneyets and Yakov Gartelevitsh.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1,  page 474.
 

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