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Partner: Jewish Museum, London (JML)
Reference: 503.4
Title: Yidel Goldberg
Description: Black and white photograph of Yiddish theatre actor Yidel Goldberg with actor Isaac Samberg, taken in Antwerp. - Yidel Goldberg (1909-1987, later Julian Gold) was born in Warsaw, Poland, the son of a Yiddish theatre prompter. He spent his childhood in Belgium and England, making his debut at the age of seven at the Pavilion Theatre. The family returned to Belgium in 1920 and Goldberg played child parts and juvenile roles with many visiting guest artists. In 1936 he was engaged by Madame Fanny Waxman to appear at the Adler Hall and three years later joined the Grand Palais company. He created the title role in 'The King of Lampedusa'. In 1946, following a period of military service, he returned to the New Yiddish Theatre in Adler Street where he appeared as Bassanio in 'The Merchant of Venice'. After a short season on the English stage, Goldberg left the theatre and became a concert artist, performing items of the classic Yiddish repertoire and folk songs for various cultural organisations.The Polish-born actor Isaac Samberg (1889-c1943) was noted for his distinctive portrayal of Shylock in Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' directed by Michael Vaykhert. He starred at the Pavilion Theatre in Moliere's 'The Miser' in 1934 and also appeared in Yiddish films. He died in the Holocaust.
Date(s): 1933
Community: Jewish Community
Theme: Settling (experiences of living in England)
Format: Image
Access: Original available for consultation at the Jewish Museum, London.
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