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
 

Feivl Warshavsky
(Iserovski)
 

Born on 8 July 1897 in Wlodzislaw, Kielce Gubernia, Poland. His grandfather on his mother's side  -- Kielce rabbi R' Velvele Treisman, and aged uncle of the Ger rabbi the "shfs emes".

He learned in Makow's yeshiva, also had a little secular education. 1910 -- arrived in Lodz and learned in Konstat's school In 1911 he began to work with a tambourine maker (?). At the same time he prompted for amateur productions with Yedvabn Brosh. In 1913 he traveled across the Polish province as a professional prompter with the troupe Izikovitsh and Nathanson. During the first years of the war he prompted for Vaksman and Kutner in the Polish province, and then in the Central Theatre in Warsaw, later again in Lodz in the Grand Theatre with Kompaneyets.

W. was a cashier for the first management of the Yiddish Artists Union in Poland.

In 1920 he traveled to Paris and became an actor and later also acted in Antwerp, together with M. D. Vaksman, Joseph Sherman and Silvia. In 1923 he became manager of the Pavilion Theatre in London, 1927 -- manager of Blumental's troupe in Paris, and 1928-9 -- was director of a Yiddish troupe in Paris.
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 667.
 

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