Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
During the 1923-24 season he performed as a stand-in member in Maurice Schwartz's Yiddish Art Theatre where he acted for ten yeas, with few breaks. Earlier episodic roles, later larger roles, such as in "Der shpanisher yid (The Spanish Jew)" in Zhulavsky's "Shabtai tsvi", "Kanarik" in Asch's "Motke gonef (Motke the Thief)", "Fabuk" in Hauptman's "Furman henshel (Henshel the Coachman?)", "Der sucher abdolin" in Gogol's "Revizor", later the same role in English with Maurice Schwartz at the 48th Street Theatre, returning to the [Yiddish] Art Theatre in the role of "Der tsigl-deker", and afterwards "Paul Grossman" in "Peter the Great", "Kelner frits" in Goldfaden's "Dos tsente gebot", "Tsivan zelka" in Asch's "Kiddush hashem", "Elik" in Sholem Aleichem's "Stempenyu", "Moses" in Sackler's "Major Noah", "Mikita Galagan" in Sholem Aleichem's "Tevye der michiger (Tevye the Milkman)", "Der royter betler" in Singer's "Yoshe kalb".
Sh. had also participated in guest roles for the Art Theatre across the American provinces.
Since 1934 Sh. has been retired from the stage.
M. Ring -- Teaterei, "Freyheyt", N.Y., 29 February 1924.
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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 4, page 2600.
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