Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
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.
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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