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 Margolis
 

 

Born circa 1850 in Terespol, Ukraine. Father -- a merchant, used to buy brass cores excluded by the military.

M. learned in a gymnasium in Odessa, then studied dentistry and from there went away to Romania, where he migrated with gypsy troupes, then entered into Yiddish theatre and acted with Mogulesko [an image of Shoengold in their roles in one of the first productions of Yiddish theatre in Russia, in Shomer's play "Der diskontist", printed in the "Forward" of 19 April 1929]. Later M. went over to the troupes of Tanentsap, Juvelier, Samuel Ferkoyf, Giltman, Treitler and then again acting in Odessa and in Romania.

Around 1886 he had, in Czernowitz, by himself directed with a troupe, in which Mendel and Bina Abramowitz, Nachum-Feivel (Philip) Weisenfreund et al. had acted.

Boris Thomashefsky recalls that at the end of the eightieth year of the nineteenth century, M. arrived with European repertoire and acted in his provincial troupes, and soon returned to Europe.

Z. Riminik recalls in his "Theatre Book",[from] documents in the archive of the Odessa city hall,[there are] interesting details about the efforts of M. as an ostensibly Turkish untertan, of the arrival in 1897 in Russia and perform "German" theatre here.

The Odessa city hall had on it responded to the Odessa police department: "In connection with a letter of 12 August [1897], number 3892, about the ...bkshh-bsv....more to translate....
 

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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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