Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
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
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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