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
 

Joseph Weinshelbaum


W. was born in 1890 in Proskurov, Podolia Gubernia., Ukraine, to not well-to-do parents.

He completed a Yiddish-Russian government school.

At the age of fourteen he began to participate with amateurs in Russian productions, and also part-time performed in greater roles with professional Russian actors.

He immigrated to Australia where W., in Melbourne, was one of the founders of the "Kadima Dramatic Circle", where he also directed several productions and by himself had great success in acting, also in Yiddish, important roles, between his "Yekl" in Pinski's "Yenkel der schmid" and "Mazik" in Gordin's "God, Man and Devil".

He also, from time to time, participated in the production of the "Yiddish stage" in Melbourne.


Sh. E. from Sam Fedem.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 7, page 6232.
 

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