Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Soon as the Soviet might
took Odessa, it organized a Yiddish state theatre.
One of the main organizers of the theatre was Shachne
Epstein. Y. Bertanov was appointed as regisseur. The
makeup of the theatre was old: a part of Fishzon's
troupe with Misha Fishzon at its head, with several
older actors from various old Yiddish theatres, and
Bertanov with his wife.
The theatre existed until
the Soviet might left Odessa. At the start of 1920, when
the Soviet might returned to Odessa, the theatre renewed
its activities, but only for a short time: due to
hunger, the prominent actors had scattered.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 946.
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