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
 

Meir Mestel

 

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 roles.


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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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