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
 

Moshe Dovid Macharovsky

 

M. was born on 6 May 1888 in Lodz, Poland, to religious, well-to-do parents. He learned in a cheder and from a teacher in the home. At the age of sixteen he completed Poznanski's school, and later he learned for a short time in the Lomza Yeshiva and returned home to work in a sock factory.

In 1906 he saw Fiszon's troupe perform in the Apollo Theatre and there came to him a desire for the stage: he entered into a circle of "amateurs" and debuted as "Sanhedrin" in "Bar kochba," which was staged in a home. Then with the same group in Kutno, where he debuted as "Chaim Yoel" in "Hertsele myuhs." After several productions (under the direction of Julius Oskar) in Lodz's Victoria Theatre, he became engaged in October 1907 in a professional troupe (Director -- Lerman), later traveling for two years with Bernstein's troupe, acted from 1909-11 in Lodz's "Grand Theatre" (Director -- Itzhak Zandberg), 1911 -- with Julius Adler's troupe across Russia. 1912 -- with Kompaneyets' troupe in Yekaterinoslav, 1913 -- with Kaminski in Warsaw and with Genfer in Vilna, 1914 -- with Michalesko across the Polish province, 1917-19 with Fiszon in the Odessa theatre "Vaudeville," and from 1921-31 he acted in various troupes in Poland, including several years in Lodz, and in 1931 in London, where after a short time of acting he became an author.

M. dramatized Emile Zola's novel "Nantas," which was performed on the Yiddish stage in Poland.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1216.
 

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