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