and his Lexicon of the Yiddish
Direct from a Rumanian newspaper
Sunday, 19 August 1928.
XIII, No. 3171. Translated from Rumanian.
Hebrew Theatre is Born in
the Iasi fluerat
Goldfaden -- Gradner brothers
performances. -- A
representative buciuc in
London -- The first Romanian
actors in London. -- Modern
Jewish Theatre -- Yiddish
received a visit at our
newspaper by Mr. Zalmen
Zylbercweig, who is
currently undertaking a very
interesting study tour in
mission of Mr. Zylbercweig is to
study objectively the historical
evolution of Hebrew theatre,
which strange to say, with a
valuable tradition of quite old,
and despite the spread his
extraordinary worldwide which
has not yet been subjected
scientific study, is only
superficial. With support from
the Hebrew Actors Union in New
York and American Jews,
Zylbercweig - A young journalist
in Poland, - is currently first
undertaking a thorough research,
in order to draw up an
encyclopedia of Jewish
that business will be brilliant. In reality,
things were quite different than what happened.
The evening show at the garden was filled to the
....The day began
with preparations to remove Goldfaden's literary
magazine. Mrs. Librescu advised Goldfaden to
quit literary magazines and poems, urging him to
write more plays, so that the audience will be
eager to show up, but no Jewish songs. Goldfaden
has an innate talent for theatre. The school
wrote a series of sketches in who successfully
broke himself. He was even in manuscript a work
with dialogue that could easily turn into play..
And following the advice of Mrs. Librescu,
Goldfaden wrote his first song, "Grandma and
Nephew" which was represented throughout the
performances by Gradner in Botoşani
in 1877. Then grown wealthy by merchants from Russo-shifts, thus Gradner
did good business with his theatre performances.
Prompted by the success, Gradner returned to
Crisis in Yiddish
Yiddish theatre is
currently passing through a difficult crisis.
Audience interest in such shows becomes more
limited due to the process of assimilation that
you find everywhere. You should live new Gordon
innovations designed to bring and to attract new
audiences to the theatre. On the other hand, we
have no actors so great that those who, in the
olden days, made
theatre famous and [helped it]
through a literary
crisis. No more writing of good songs that are suitable
to new public demands.
Czernowitz, 1934 >>
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