Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
But the concession that Edelhafer had was only for a "sing-act-company" variety. Yiddish theatre at that time was forbidden to Hurwitz's troupe by the local Yiddish representative. S. performed the play under the guise of one-acters, which also was monitored by vaudeville numbers[?]. After a few years acting that open, S. received a concession to act in Yiddish theatre, and he established his troupe, which was known as "Yudishe bine (Judische Buhne/Yiddish Stage)" (in the Hotel Stefanie Taborstrasse), guest-starring during the summer season in Marienbad, Frantsensbad, Prague, Czernowitz et al.
S. was the first to put on in the Vienna Yiddish theatre the plays of Gordin, and also the initiatives of Isik Lyubetsky and Jacob Mestel. He also later acted in the plays of Asch, Hirshbein, et al.
S. was a co-founder of the company "Der fraye yidishe folksbine (The Free Jewish People's Theatre)" and participated in their productions.
In 1920 S. founded an itinerant troupe (he and his wife), with their three children and the late Moshe Pastor, and other actors.
S. was a member of the Rumanian Parlance Committee for the "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre".
Jacob Kirschenbaum -- A trehr oyf dem frishen kbr fun shoyshpiler samuel rozenshteyn, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 3 February 1930.
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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 768.
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