Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Zalmen Zylbercweig writes:
"When in 1896 the first Yiddish actor Cesar Greenberg
arranged for a Yiddish production in Johannesburg (South
Africa), and it had been lacking singing powers, he had
announced that he is seeking such a competent power
among them, who knew German.
Mollie Souer [a Christian],
who had played in a German operetta troupe, it is then
on this message, entered into the chorus of a Yiddish
theatre. Soon thereof there was written for her a
special scene in the operetta 'Miryam hakhashmenus
[Miriam of the Maccabees],' in which she had a great
success, and she also remained as a prima donna in the
troupe, where she played half-a-year. By that time
Sawyer had learned Yiddish and a little Hebrew."
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 6, page 5648.
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