Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born in 1874 in Pereyaslav,
Ukraine. Father -- a notary. Received a home education.
1882 -- acted in a child's role for Goldfaden. On 7
November 1887 he began to act in a Russian "amateur"
group, a year later became a professional Yiddish actor
in the troupe of Fiszon and Spivakovski, then in
various other Yiddish troupes.
He arrived in America, he
had for several years acted in Yiddish variety theatres.
He returned to Europe and from 1910 to 1913 he acted in
comical roles and was a stage regisseur in Lodz's "Grand
Theatre" for Zandberg, then went away to Russia and
participated in the productions of the Fiszon troupe in
the Far East. From there he returned to America and went
on the road across the province with non-union Yiddish
K. wrote the following
"Der gefunener zun",
"Der ziser khoylem" (later called "Itikl vil khasane
hobn" [published anonymously under the name "Itsikl
vil khasune hoben", oder, "Der kales
operetta in five acts. Publisher Sh. Goldfarb,
Warsaw, 1925, 40 pp.].
"Tsurik aheym kayn tsion"
Translations of the plays:
"Er iz a yid"
"Der bankir un bukhalter"
"Der meshugener kinstler"
"Der muters shuld"
"Di shuld fun di
umshuldike" by Ostrovsky.
The largest part of his
plays were heard in Russian Feder by Sofia
Byelaya. Also a bateytnder part of K.'s original
plays were shown in strange subjects, or were only
adaptations of plays in other languages. A very large
part of the plays were performed.
On 18 February 1929, K.
passed away from [pneumonia], alone, in New
York and came to his eternal rest at Riverside Cemetery.
[in New Jersey.]
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 6, page 4870.
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