He only used to complain
when they came out to him to make the so-called
ceremonial evenings, and it wasn't too long until it was
him, due to his material needs, to come out to make two
"schnorrer" evenings," as he had titled it, he
had actually cursed this thing..."
Sh. R. (Rozhansky)
characterizes him as such:
"...Jacob Perlman had for
thirteen years lived in Argentina and all the time was
associated with Yiddish theatre as an actor who was
recognized both by the critics, as well as the broader
public. They had called him "The Dramatic Father,"
because he always acted in father roles. Acted broadly,
with force, with a firm tone, with strength. ... Jacob
Perlman had on the stage acted mostly as a malicious
Jew, ... But with the entire anger, he used to easily
let the anger leave, and allowed himself to dress the
reconciliation (???). To get angry was his act.
He was an actor of the old
guard. That he had learned by himself, that he had
known. His ability lay in his acting, not in speaking.
With acting he used to lose it, what words that were not
known were lost. Scenes of embarrassment, confusion,
both in comedy -- were his best scenes. In some scenes
one even keyn faribl not to have for a "potato."
Jacob Perlman became
regarded as an actor of the Goldfaden generation. He had
played Goldfaden many times, and he had the high pathos
that was needed for Goldfaden's historical operettas.
The declamatory tone was his own in all thing, which he
had performed, and also in his private speech one hard
his declamatory style."
P.'s sister is the actress
On 12 January 1940 P. passed
away in Buenos Aires.
Sh. E. from
[--] -- Geshtorbn der
shoyshpiler yankev perlman, "Di prese," Buenos
Aires, 13 January 1940.
Sh. R. [Rozhansky] --
Geshtorbn eyner fun di hige eltste shoyshpiler,
yakov perlman, "Da"ts," Buenos Aires, 14 January