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
 

Simkha Weintraub
(Fisfeld)
 

W. was born on 4 February 1890 in Warsaw, Poland.

His father was a construction worker.

Until the age of fourteen, he studied in a Chasidic school and took other courses besides with an older sister.

In 1906 he debuted in the Warsaw Jardin d'Hiver directed by Mark Arnstein and later went to London. There he was engaged by Yosef Goldshmidt and acted for him for eight months in Manchester. Afterwards he returned to London and acted in a drama put on by the Arbeiter Ring (Workmen's Circle) (led by Samuel Goldenburg).

In 1910 he acted in professional theatre in Antwerp with M. D. Vaksman, afterwards in Berlin with Jacob Silbert, and in 1913 in Paris with Morris Axelrad. From wartime to 1921 he acted in Russia. From 1921-6 he was in the Warsaw Central Theatre and in other theatres. In 1926 he was with Kompaneyets in Rumania. In 1927 he traveled around on a tour with Lidia Potocka, and in 1928 he went across Poland with Jacob Silbert.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 687.
 

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