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
 

Shlomo Hershkovitsh

He was born in 1885 in a small shtetl in Kielce Gubernia, Poland, into a well-to-do family.

He was educated in Lodz, where he completed two classes in a primary school, sung in the choir of the synagogue and in the children's chorus of various Yiddish troupes.

He came into contact with the theatre, and H. considered a life on the stage, and together with the school-[eynglekh], he also put on Berliner, then the operetta "Shulamit" in which he played the title role.

In 1905 he participated in the amateur production of Pinski's "Family Tsvi" at Lodz's Grand Theatre. There he observed the conductor and actor Mitelman who took him into his itinerant troupe across Russia, where H. debuted as "Shlomo Zeygermakher" in Chirikov's "Yidn".

After acting for a year-and-a-half with the same troupe, H. came back to Lodz and acted several years as a comedian in the Grand Theatre (Director Yitzhak Zandberg).

Afterwards H. made a tour across Europe, and since the war he took his own troupes across the Polish provinces.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 638.
 

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