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
 

Sheftel Zak
 


Z. was bor
n on 27 December, 1906 in Grodno, Polish Lithuania. 

His parents were merchants. 

Z. attended Hebrew school, then spent three years at the Grodno Yeshiva. 

He sang with the cantor, and as a chorus member of  the Yiddish theatre. 

In 1923 Z. joined a troupe and simultaneously sang in a chorus and also worked as a prompter.

He acted, wrote music, rewrote plays and since he had technical inclinations towards stage building, he began to learn drawing. 

In 1924, Z. joined  the Kadish-Khash troupe with whom he acted as a technical director until 1928, when he began his service in the Polish army.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 757.
Also see a second biography written about Sheftel Zak in Volume 6, page 5766.
 

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