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
 

Itzhak Lipshitz
 

 

L. was born in 1875 in Slutsk, Minsk Gubernia, White Russia. His father was a provision supplier/estate liverant for the government.

He learned in a cheder, Gemora from with a special tutor, and Russian from a teacher. For a short time he worked in his father's printing shop.

In 1888 he came by himself to America and here became a compositor in Jacob Sapirstein's printing shop. Three years later, by himself he opened his own printing shop, where he printed the first Yiddish posters for the Yiddish theatre, and became intimately connected to the Yiddish theatre, which he often helped out with outside material.

For a certain time L. also was a paid secretary of the United Yiddish Workshops (Fareynikte yidishe geverkshaftn).

As the leaser of the Folks Theatre (New York, 12th Street and 2nd Avenue), L. was the partner of the director Kalich and Rumshinsky (1930-31), German (1931-32) and Maurice Schwartz (1932-33).
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1129.
 

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