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
 

Makar Osipovitsh Reznikov


Zalmen Zylbercweig writes:

"A young farmer from Tver Gubernia. In his younger years he had [a Christian] served in a Jewish post in Petersburg, where he learned how to speak Yiddish with a knack. As he had a beautiful voice, and was a stage worker in a theatre at Krestovsky's Garden, where in 1881 there was played Goldfaden's troupe under the direction of Leyzer Tsukerman, that they had begun to 'calculate the quorum,' D.H., giving him small roles when they were absent an actor.

His initial debut had 'Makarke,' as we had called him, had in the role of 'Zorakh' in Goldfaden's 'Bobe yakhne.' When the troupe traveled out of Petersburg, they didn't take him because he was a big drunk. Makar remained in Petersburg, however already not as a stage worker, but he used to perform as a coupletist in various balaganen and sang in Yiddish, and at the same time Russian anti-Semitic songs."

  • Zalmen Zylbercweig -- "Theatre Mosaic," New York, 1941, pp. 191-192.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 5616.
 

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