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
 

Mikhail Potashnik
 

 

P. was born on 4 May 1905 in Vilna, Polish Lithuania.

His father was an employee with a company that exported wooden materials.

He completed a middle school in 1922.

From childhood he had a deep yearning for the stage.

In 1923 he toured with the White Russia Yiddish State Studio, which she had finished, and when the studio toured as the White Russia "Yiddish State Theatre", he continue there as a member and first embodied [farkerfert] the role of "Leander" in Moliere's "Skopien", "Ushti" and the Purim-shpiel "Der yom-tov in Khtrilevke", "Frandasa" and in Lope de Vega's "Shepsl-kval" and "Hirsh lekert" in Kusnirov's "Hirsh lekert".

Possessing a baritone voice, he also studied singing at the same time.

In 1928 P. became commandant of the management of the "Folks" [kombild] of White Russia in the Moscow Philharmonic to study music.


Sh. E.

B. Orshanski -- "Teater-shlakhtn", 1931, p. 187.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 1618.
 

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