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
 

Pinchas Shapiro


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".
 

M. E. from Itzhak Libresko.

  • B. Gorin -- "History of Yiddish Theatre", Vol. I, p. 181, 185.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 5432.
 

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