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
 

Matias Thur

 

T. was born in 18... in Lemberg, Galicia. His father was a miller, a tutor, a well-read person. T. had a great love for the theatre. By chance he participated as a socialist in the offering of Hurwitz's "Shlomo hamelekh (Solomon the King)" with Gimpel, and since then he has acted there in episodic roles. With time T. has developed as an excellent actor in father and character roles, especially in Gordin repertoire. Later he traveled around with an itinerant troupe across Galicia, then he returned back to Gimpel.

In 1908 T., together with Gershom Bader, Julius Gutman and Norman Glimer, founded in Lemberg the "Goldfaden fareyn (Goldfaden Union)".

On 12 July 1915 S. passed away from cholera in Lemberg.

T. was -- according to Jacob Mestel -- one of the first, best Yiddish actors and had very seriously witnessed the better "literary" repertoire. A dear friend and a fine actor, he had only a small figure and a little nisht-klarer dbur generation hindered to be one of the famous [?].


M. E. from Julius Gutman and Sh. E. from Jacob Mestel.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 861.
 

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