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
 

Dovid Shvartsbard
 

Sh. was born in Warsaw, Poland.

He was a tailor, later learned in rabbinic school, He was a poet in the school, and later the orchestra conductor in various schools.

According to H. Feinshtein, Sh. was the orchestra conductor for the production of a large opera [!] "The Sale of Joseph" in Warsaw, wrote for Eynes Zeydman and acted with amateurs.

According to Sh.'s son, Gustav, his father was a partner with Eynes Gutman, with whom he maintained a Yiddish theatre in Warsaw on Muranover Platz, and there Sh. performed in the play "Ahasuerus" and "The Sale of Joseph" for a hatmaker with the name of Makman (?).

According to Dr. Jacob Shatzky, a benefit was held in Sh.'s honor on 15 March 1870, and there was acted "Di yidn in mdbr".

Ester Rukhl Kaminska wrote in her memoirs that in 1893-94, during the time he was with Kaminski performing across the Polish province, Sh. was the representative of the troupe and took out a permit to act[?].

Sh.'s son, Gustav, and his daughter Regina, also acted on the Yiddish stage in Russia and Poland.

Sh. passed way in Warsaw (?).


M. E. from Gustav Shvartsbard and H. Feinshtein.

  • Ester Rukhl Kaminska -- Zkhrunut (Memoirs), "Moment", Warsaw, 1926.

  • Dr. Jacob Shatzky -- "In shotn fun eber", -- Buenos Aires, 1947, p. 179.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 2127.
 

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