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
 

Meir Finkel


According to Misha Boodkin, he was the actor Moshe Finkel's brother. F. was a Broder singer, which used to sing in the wine cellars. He had a Christian wife, who converted and used to bless the candles. They used to call him for weddings and brisses, and although he did not go on the straight path, the rabbi Granovsky used to be his guest. K. joined the theatre as an actor, early on manager of the theatrical laboratory.

In this theatre K. participated in the first production as "Lamternishiser" in Sholem Aleichem's "Agentn (Agents)." Later as "comic" in "Kolduyna." "Kalton" in "200,000," "director" in "Dos tentn gebot (The Tenth Commandment)," and "The rabbi" in "Di dray pintelekh." In 1928 K. crossed over in the Kharkov Yiddish State Theate as an actor and social, political activist.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 7, page 6356.
 

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