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
 

Edward (Yekutiel) Margolis


 

Born about 1850 in Tiraspol, Ukraine. His father was a merchant who used to purchase from the counter oysgeshasene hilzn from the military. He learned in a gymnazie in Odessa, then studied as a dentist, and from there went away to Romania, where he wandered around with gypsy troupes, then joining in a Yiddish theatre and played with Mogulesco (a scene by M., together with Mogulesco and Aba Schoengold in his role in one of the first offerings of Yiddish theatre in Rusia, in Shomer's play, "Der diskontist," publishing in the "Forward" from 19 April 1929.) Later M. went over to the troupes of Tanentsop, Juvelier, Samuel Ferkauf, Giltman, Treitler and then again played in Odessa, and in Romania.

Around 1886 in Czernowitz by himself he directed a troupe, which contained both Max and Bina Abramovitsh, Nakhum-Feivl (Philip) Weisenfreund et al.

According to Boris Thomashefsky, at the end of the eightieth year of the nineteenth century, M. came with a European repertoire and played in his provincial troupes and soon returned to Europe.

According to Y. Riminik, in the "Theatre Book," on the basis of the documents in the archives of the Odessa governor, interesting details about the effort of M. as a klumrshter teriksher untertan, to arrive in 1897 in Russia and play here "German" theatre.

The Odessa governor had answered the Odessa police

department: "In ....


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1243.
 

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