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
 

Moshe Shulweis
 

 

S. was born in May 1897 in Warsaw, Poland. From 1908 to 1910 he participated in the dramatic section of the Warsaw "Hazamir" (Director--M. Milner). Later until 1914 he performed across Russia and Bessarabia with professional troupes from Lerman, Shtsherbakov and Eskin.

In 1914 he immigrated to America and founded in Pittsburgh, together with Joseph Steinberg, the "Hebrew Dramatic Club", later the "Literary Dramatic Society" in Philadelphia, and in 1919 co-organized the "Kunst-ring" in New York (teachers: Niger, Koralnik, Shweid and Pirozhnikov), where he participated in the production of Dymov's "Eybiker vanderer" and co-acted in episodic roles in Schwartz's production of "Shabtai zvi" and other plays of the Yiddish Art Theatre, as also he was ... conference in the performance of "Der krumer shpigl".

Sh. had for twenty years worked in the Business Department of the "Forward", and from time to time also dedicated himself to acting during literary artistic evenings.

After settling in Los Angeles, he cast himself into social work; he became the chairman of the "Oyfboy? Poaeli Zion" group and often went around when the opportunity arose for recitals and [farleyengungen].


Sh. and M. E.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 2326.
 

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