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
 

Hanoch Meyer

 

M. was born on 19 September 1899 in Alesk (Olesko), Galicia, to Orthodox parents. A grandson of R' Meirl Promishlianer.

In 1916 due to the Russian Occupation, he left with his family for Vienna.

In 1918 he entered into a dramatic circle that was under the direction of Julius Haler (Director of the Vienna city theatre), staging "Uriel Acosta". Then he attended a dramatic school and became a professional actor in the  "Freye yidishe folks-bine" under the leadership of Itzhak Deytsh and Egon Brekher, where he acted in Hebrew in "Tkyet kf", in Chirikov's "Di yidn" and as "Kantor kenigshteyn" in Asch's "Der landsman".

After exiting from the "Freye yidishe folks-bine" -- he entered into the Yiddish operetta theatres.

In 1930 he came to America and here in 1931 participated in the Yiddish ensemble arts theatre, then traveled back to Vienna, where he took up with managing Yiddish troupes.
 

Sh. E. from Melekh Hershkovitsh

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1299.
 

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