Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
After creating puppets for the market scene in the above-mentioned play, Maud decided to launch a marionette theatre with Yosl Cutler, and named it "Modicut [Modjacot]" (for a short while in association with Jacob Turkow). They opened the theatre with Maud’s” King Ahaseurus” – music by Michael Gelbart and Moishe Rappaport on December 17, 1925, Ahaseurus, a Purim play in two acts. Gedr.[?] in “Unzer book”, N.Y. 4, 5, 1928.
On September 22, 1926 they performed M’s “The Dybbuk” - a parody with M. Gelbart’s music, and on March 4, 1928 they performed the “The Respectable Man”.
M. and Cutler also designed the costumes for Schwartz’s modern adaptation of Jacob Gordin’s “God, Man and Devil ( 21 December 1928).
In other programs of Modicut, M. acted and produced his own plays such as “The Magid” [The Itinerant Preacher?], “Shleyme mit der beheyme” (Shleyme with the Beast), “Tshing tang po”, a Chinese satire and an adaptation of Sholem Aleichem’s ” Rich Landlords”[?] and with Cutler “Before the Play and After the Play” (a political satire).
M. toured eastern and western Europe with Modicut.
Melech Ravitch- The marionette artists Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler, "Literarishe bleter", Warsaw, 50 , 1929.
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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1221.
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