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 Katz


On 14 January 1895 his play "Eliahu hnvia, or, Aristblus melekh yehudah", a historical operetta in five acts and a prologue, written in programs, was staged the first time by the Juvelier troupe in Bucharest.

The anonymous review from Bucharest's "Folksblat" wrote about the play and author:

"Vir must, however, the young author, who has yet to thoroughly experience and mature with stage knowledge, some of feler fertseyen, zont virt zikh to our strong criticism, markedly in the long tsihen, and dafir haben vir any place. Zofil muzn vir but providing the young author has talent, and has for the first time shown that they can piece out our their history in one better resolution, and in one richer writing language. ... To that hope we are entitled to Herr Katz, who virt the Yiddish theatre arts in another direction, and the ridiculous, wild plays such as 'Dos tsente gebot" ["La skhmud" by Avraham Goldfaden], "Moshiakh's tsaytn (The Time of the Messiah)" [by Avraham Goldfaden], and the like from the farteybn stage."

According to Kalman Juvelier, the author of the operetta was a local intelligent younger man. The music to the operetta, which even was performed several times, was composed by Arnold Perlmutter. In the offering, there participated: Kalman Juvelier, Yetta Reich, Shmuel-Ber Ferkauf, A. Shrage, Yekutiel Margoles and A. Giltman.

About the productions of K.'s other plays anywhere, nothing is known, nor is there any news of it.


M. E. from Kalman Juvelier.

  • [--] -- Theater-kritik, "Dos folksblat", Bucharest, 90, 1895.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2,  page 955.
 

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