He was a singer in Bucharest, Rumania.
He was called "Pinchas
Lichtlmakher", which should signify that he had worked
by making lighters.
According to Itzhak Libresko,
Sh. was a lights maker. He would love to talk literally
and he used to sing songs.
The historian of Yiddish
theatre, B. Gorin, writes:
"Goldfaden came to Bucharest
with a recommendation from a certain Aaron Shnop, who
had helped him to acquire the Jignitsa Theatre, and
there he had put on "The Recruits". The local theatre
put on a performance one time, and with that production
came only one actor, Shapiro, the father of the actress Shapiro,
who acts today in New York.
...With the new company
Goldfaden had staged "Di baba mitn eynikl". The local
shtik consisted of several songs to which people had
at the beginning and at the end, and in [mitn tsugeneben]
a little prose. Grodner had performed in the role of the
Baba, Mogulesko was Eynikl, Pinchas Shapiro --
shadkhan (comedian), Zilberman -- the teacher and
Zukerman [had the role of] the Turk in the last act".
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