Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Yitskhok Meir Warshavsky
Born in 1890 in Voydislav
(Wodzislaw -- ed.), Kielce Gubernia, to Chasidic
parents. He received a strong Orthodox education and,
after moving over to Lodz, received an elementary
education. His stage career began as a Polish-Yiddish
coupletist, and then he acted for a season in Polish
with the actors Ludvinski and Shotland. In 1914 he
entered into Lodz's Grand Theatre to act in Yiddish
(Directors M. D. Vaksman and Ite Zandberg), 1916-20 --
acted with Julius Adler and H. Serotsky in Warsaw, Lodz
and in a tour across Russia, 1921 -- in Kovno's Folks
Theatre (Director N. Lipovski). During the Litvak
occupation of Vilna, W. directed in Vilna's municipal
hall a direction with Pesakh Burstein, 1923 -- acted
with Chana Lerner and David Zeideman in Paris, 1924 --
traveled out to South America and directed with Yiddish
theatre in Brazil. 1926 -- acted in the Teatro Ambu in
Buenos Aires (leader -- R. Zaslavsky), and here he
performed in the theatre struggle against the tmim
visitors, then acted in the Yiddish folks theatre, and
with the guest-starring Julius Adler and Avraham
Morevsky, 1928-9 -- in the Teatro Olimpio (Director A.
W. wrote couplets on actual
themes and had printed several theatre episodes.
W. was a member of the
Argentinean Publishing Committee of the "Lexicon of the
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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