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
 

Yitskhok Meir Warshavsky
(Iserovski)
 

 

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. Mide).

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 Yiddish Theatre".


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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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