Lives in the Yiddish Theatre


Aba [Albert] Shoengold
(incomplete translation, w/out most quotations translated)


Born in 1856 in Bucharest, Romania. Sang together with Mogulesko for Cantor Kuper.

The historian of the Yiddish theatre, B. Gorin, mentioned him soon as "Professor" Horowitz began to act after Passover 1878 in Bucharest, Romania: "His troupe was headed by Aba Shoengold, who then appeared for the first time, with Moshe Teich, Hershel Goldenberg and a certain Goldstein [the late Sophie Karp].

Horowitz then staged "Dos poylishe yingel (The Polish Youth)", a dramatization of Y. Y. Linetsky's novel that had nothing to do with his latter play with the same name, then the play "Bankir tiran", and the translated "Di viste inzl". In the entire play S., evidently, acted in the main roles.

What fare important.....



M. E. from Isidore Hollander and Sam Auerbach, and Sh. E. from Sheftel Zak.

  • B. Gorin -- "History of Yiddish Theatre", Vol. I, pp. 192, 197-8, 210-11, 229, 238, 241; Vol. II, pp. 49-52, 68, 124.

  • Dubber Shteinhardt -- Di londoner idishe bihne, "Di tsukunft", London, N' 9, 1886.

  • "Thomashefsky's theater shriften", New York, 1908, p. 76.

  • [--] -- Falt toyt shpilendig als idisher kenig lier, "Forward", N. Y., 11 April 1909.

  • Moshe Schorr -- El kbrs aba shehngold z"l, "Der theater shpigel", New York, 23 April 1909.

  • Rubikov-Bogin -- Erinerungen vegn dem nit lang fershtorbenem aktor a. shehngold, dort.

  • B. Thomashefsky -- Albert shehngold's leben un toydt, "Di idishe bihne", N. Y., 26 November 1909.

  • Bessie Thomashefsky -- "Mayn lebens-geshikhte", New York, 1916, pp. 174, 183, 189.

  • David Kessler -- [memoirs], "Der tog", New York, 14, 21, 28 January, 4 February 1917.

  • Jacob P. Adler -- 2 "uriel akostas", 2 "zhidovskas", nor di rekhte gedikhte kumt ersht, "Di varhayt", New York, 27 July 1918.

  • Ab. Cahan -- "Bleter fun mayn leben", New York, 1926, Vol. II, p. 397.

  • Zalmen Zylbercweig -- "Vos der yidisher aktor dertseylt", Vilna, 1928, pp. 13-14, 26-27.

  • B. Weinstein -- "Di ershte yorn fun yidishn teater in odes un in nyu-york (in "archiv fun der geshikhte fun yidishn teater un drame"), Vilna--New York, 1930, pp. 234-243.

  • Zalmen Zylbercweig -- "Theatre Mosaic", N. Y., 1941, pp. 316-17.

  • Boaz Young -- "Mayn lebn in teater", New York, 1950, pp. 85, 94-97.






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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 4947.

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