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
 

Itzhak Nuger
 

 

Born in 1886 in Zhitomir, Ukraine to religious parents. Already as a child he displayed an inclination to the theatre, excelling in school in the children's productions. He also then participated in various dramatic sections.

Later he went away to London and in 1908 became a business manager for the English dramatic company of Laurence Irving.

In 1913 he settled in Argentina, where he directed the Olympia Theatre together with Morris Moshkovitsh. Later he stood at the top of the Theatre Excelsior in Buenos Aires. In 1931 he took over the Nuevo Theatre, landed Jacob Ben-Ami and Jacob Mestel as guests, and in 1932 again became business manager for the Excelsior.
 

Sh. E. and Sh. E. from Jacob Mestel..

  • S. Beylin -- Notitsn un bamerkungen, "Di prese", Buenos Aires, 13 December 1929.

  • Jacob Botoshansky -- Shoyn 25 yohr, az men shpilt idish teater in argentina, "Der tog", N. Y., 28 November 1930.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1413.
 

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