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 Teytsh-Ganzik


T. came from Galicia and there was a Broder singer, participating in the group of Moshe Kop. As he had bought gas (petroleum), people called him "Gaznik".

When Goldfaden's troupe performed in Grodno, T. was retired from the theatre, and Goldfaden wrote for him the role of "Hatsmakh".

T. was a deaf man ... both [areyn]. He always had his roles [gekont oysveynik], and he used to replicate by reading from his partner's lips.

The reviews about his acting varied. During Mogulesko and Lateiner [drikn] about him, that he was a wonderful character actor, and Adler characterized him as such:

"A deaf Jew, with [krume] eyes, a [lower=nidriker] , very much an ugly? man with little talent. That he was an amateur, the playwright [dramatic actor]. He had his role developed as a phonograph."

After acting for a short time with Goldfaden in Rumania, T. after Passover 1878 was taken into Hurwitz's in Bucharest. When the troupe split, T. went the coming Passover again to Goldfaden and traveled with him to Russia.

The troupe came later to Grodno, which T. "spoke up" about Goldfaden and they, together with Finkel and Shoengold, put together their own troupe, but due to the fact, that he [shtert] them to perform his repertoire, they were forced again to unite with him.

Further data about T. is unknown.


M. E. from Itzhak Libresko, F. Veynblat and Abraham Fishkind, and Sh. E. from Joseph Lateiner.

  • B. Gorin -- "History of Yiddish Theatre", Vol. I, pp. 144, 188, 197, 209, 211.

  • Jacob P. Adler -- Meyn lebensbeshreybung, "Theatre Journal", New York, 4, 1902.

  • Jacob P. Adler -- 40 yohr oyf der bihne, "Di varheyt", N. Y., 5, Jan. 1917.

  • Y. Riminik -- Ershte finf yor idisher teatr in Odes, "Di royte velt", 12, 1926.

  • Y. Riminik -- Di ershte trit funm idishn teater, "Der hamer", N. Y., April 1928, pp. 62-63.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 879.
 

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