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
 

Yosef Norflus

 

Born in 1894 in Warsaw, Poland. At the age of twelve he began to act in the then children's troupes in Warsaw and three years later toured with itinerant troupes as a comic.

In 1914, when it was forbidden in Warsaw to act in Yiddish, N. participated in the Yiddish production in "Polish" in the dance halls, until the local productions were also forbidden.

N. then traveled to Russia, where he acted until the October Revolution, and thereafter he became mobilized into the second-front troupe, where he acted for a short time, returning to Poland and joining Warsaw's Venus Theatre and then the Central.

In 1920 N. traveled to Argentina, where he directed "Der dybuk" and after several plays of better repertoire he also helped with the founding of the Yiddish Artists Union.

After a conflict, which lead to his arrest, N. left Argentina and came to North America, where he toured with non-union itinerant troupes across the province.


Sh. E.

P. Katz -- Di prese un der yidisher teater, yubileum-oysgabe "Di prese", Buenos Aires, p. 7.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1412.
 

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