When Jacob P. Adler noticed
him, in 1903 in Sholem Aleichem's "Tsezayt un teshprayt",
he advised R. to become a professional actor. The
conditions then to becoming a member in the Yiddish
Actors Union were however so difficult, and ....more
to translate here....[when on the Yiddish stage
there came the Volin dialect], that his candidacy to
"make attempts" had evoked a great tumult. Alder had
even given him several opportunities to act with him,
but it did not enable him to become a Yiddish actor.
Sixty Yiddish organizations and the "United Yiddish
Workshop" set up one for him with the Actors Union. It
continues along that the union might for him even out of
the workshop, in the end thanks to the efforts of an
entire group of Yiddish writers, such as Jacob Gordin,
Sh. Yanovski and Ab. Cahan, a stormy article under the
title of "Gershon Rubin Must Be Taken Into the Union",
opening for him the gates of the Union, where he was
taken in as a member, and he began to act continuously
in the professional Yiddish theatre.
In 1908 R. joined Kessler,
where he then acted for two years and drew attention to
himself for the first time in his role in Shomer's "The
About this Boaz Young in his
"...they also laughed deeply
...for the scene of the actor Gershon Rubin, who had
acted in the role of a glutton. When he maintained his
gluttonish speech on miting, there was for each
word and acting, the laughter and voices of the public
which was incredible. Even us, the actors, were not able
to hear and laughed with the public for Rubin's speech."
Later R. went over to act
In 1914 R. was the first to
act in America in the role of "Smurla" in Dymov's "Der
eybiker vanderer", and he stood out.
In 1917 he acted in Dymov's
"Der ayst fun der shtot", and about this Moishe Nadir
"Very good was Rubin as the
....more to translate (top, p. 2903)....
Sh. E. from Youna Radinov.