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
 

Max Kreshover
 

 

Born in 1892 in Dzhikov, Galicia. Father -- a tavern owner. He learned in a cheder and in a school. In 1906 he immigrated to America, and here he was a tailor. In 1908, during the production of Lateiner's "Dos yidishe harts", he became a stage worker in Yiddish theatre. A short time later -- a prompter, and in 1916 the manager of Malvina Lobel, and he traveled with her to Argentina. Returning, he became engaged as a cashier at the Second Avenue Theatre in New York, and then in Toronto with the Germans, with whom he remained connected to for several years in various cities in America.

1926-27 -- became manager for Michalesko in Chicago; from 1928 until 1931 he was assistant manager for the Lawndale Theatre in Chicago (Charles Nelson -- director), then business manager for a union troupe in Pittsburgh and Cleveland.

1939 -- was stage manager for the Yiddish Art Theatre on 59th Street; 1940 -- press agent for Michalesko in Brooklyn's Parkway Theatre. In 1942 -- "company manager" for a union troupe in Chicago's Douglas Park Theatre. 1943-44 -- K. was "business manager" for Bleich's New York Public Theatre, then five years a cashier with the Yiddish Art Theatre; one season with Leo Fuchs and Edmund Zayenda, and again two seasons with the same Public Theatre.

1953 -- press agent for the Second Avenue Theatre; in 1954-55 -- "business manager" for an English troupe (with Maurice Schwartz)

 in the National Theatre, where he also was engaged for the 1955-56 season (in the "Gezelshaftlekhn Art Theatre", with Maurice Schwartz).

From 1956-8 he was press agent for the National Theatre.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 2125.
 

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