Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born in March 1902, in
Zlotshev, Galicia, the younger brother of Jacob Mestel.
He learned in a cheder and
in a folkshul, then acted in the state teachers seminary
and in the conservatory of Klavir(?) in Lemberg.
After participating in
Yiddish dramas in Lemberg (where he also had directed by
himself scenes and one-acters), debuted as a
professional in 1919 as 'Dr. Schwartz" in Lateiner's "Shlamke
un rikl" in a provincial member's troupe under the
leadership of F. Borits.
Acting under the worse
artistic and material conditions, he suggested(?) a return
home to Lemberg, but soon he traveled again out to the
province with various "khap-troupes" [quickly put
together] theatre troupes and acted then, already under
the best conditions, under the direction of N. Glimer,
Meltzer et al and later under the leadership of L.
Pototska and I. Turkow.
Since 1918 M. has acted in
the Lemberg member's troupe (Dir. -- Giimpel).
Specialty: Young and lover
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1375.
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