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Maurice Swartz and
His Art Theatre.
(Syndicated l»y American-Ylddisli Pub
licity Bueruu.)
I recall how the very idea of going t
t»> the Yiddish theatre was repulsive
to ni. in the not yt till remote i*ust.
| Not that I despi oil Yiddish, nor tiutt i
| did not .want to Ik* with an Kip-l Sid •
| throng—no, lnr frmu it. As a at a. ■
lof fact, I had been hroiigh; up on Sho-
I lom Alcichniu. Frag. Morel. - Tto'enelfd.
land other pillars of YidiUsh literu'iitc.
, but I liadj heard si» niueli of tin- low |
artistic standard ol tin* Yiddish theatre j
of the noisy audiences, and oli apples;
'and oranges sold betw n acts an ! ]
(sometimes. also during the perform* j
Anti yet. it was then -some seven
teen years ago—that theplays of th ••
late Jueoh Gordin, the great reformer
of the Jewish theatre, were seen mi
the laiards quite frequently: it was in
the days of Adler. Kessler. Thorn
bent. Moskowitz in their prime. of
Kennie Liptzin unt’J Bertha KaMeli in
their youth. In spite «*f this, sus
tained good productions were seldom
given, and the same theatre that one
night played a piece by Gordin, would
the next evening produce a cheap op
eretta. or. even worse, a melodrama,
in other words, there was no perma
nent home for the lietter Yiddish
drama, there was no Yiddish play
houses where the theatre-goer, thirst
ing for a realistic play, was sure of
seeing one.
To sum up, while play-writing had
its Jacob Gordin, the Jacob Gordin of
t lie producers had not yet made liis
appearance until, tire seasons ago.
Maurice Swart/, came along, and. as a
result of his efforts, we now have the
\ iddisli Art Theatre, catering to nil
ever growing audience of lovers of gen
uine art. ami attracting to the Yiddish
theatre elements who had been away
from It for years past and. more than
that, creating new audiences out of
American-born and bred people, both
Jewish and Gentile.
It was a week ago. as I was watch
ing the performance of Gogol's immor
tal comedy. •*Heviw»r” ("Inspector
General”), at th j Yiddish Artt Thea
tre. with Its exquisite individual and
ensemble playing of each actor and
actress, that it oceurretl to me h/»w
impossible the very thought would have
been. say. fifteen years ago. of such a
wonderful performance, of a typical
Kussiuti play in a Yiddish theatre. In
any American theatre for that matter.
And yet*, there* they were Maurice
Swartz himself tin*
good-natured Khlektakoff. Leonid Side
gov, tin* inimitable ••Gorodnltelil” <is>-
lice chief) : Madam Appel, his spouse;
Bcrtlut Gcrsetin. their coquoisldy
nnivc) daughter: Mark Sehweld and
Jaeliiel Goldmuitb. as the gossoping
landed -proprietors and idlers—l>ob
chinsky and Boljchinsky : I sac Ilonig
man. Gershon Rubin. Misclia Gehrnian.
as the* corrupt otlicials of a small Kus
sinn town and. last but not least, tin*
truly wonderful Mimic Wcisenfround,
tin* young American-born lad. who
played, with such splendid adherence
lo reality, tin* dltficult parr of an old
Uussian serf and Sgunnrclle of bis
burinsvnn Alexandrovich Khlc*stakoff.
I saw the entire ensemble before mo.
and so perfect warf the ilnsion. so en
trancing every gesture made, every
word spoken, that I could not help for
getting that the* play was being acted
in Yiddish. In fact, it was not any
language* whatsoever 1 was conscious
of, but it was the tongue of humanity
that spoke out throughout the per
form a nee.
Involuntarily, my miml went back to
i la* seasons of a few years back when
such productions were unthinkable* on
the Yiddish stage, when no such en
semble of Jewish actors and actresses
within the walls of one theatre was
possible, and in; - heurft and soul re
joiced at the thought of lids breeding
house of talent that Maurice Swartz
with bis initiative and iron will estab
lished. I thought of the actors and
actresses, whosd names I have men
tioned. and of Madam Bimth Abrauio
witz. for whom there is no part in •'Re
vizor,” but who lias Ikm pronounced by
all the critics as the one and only
•mother” on the Yiddish stage*, and.
what ii more. I did not know whom to
give* credit to Swartz, the initator of
the Art Theatre: to Swartz. the direc
tor: Swartz, tin* actor, or. last but not
least. Swartz, tin* producer?
I bad bad a brief tali; with Swartz
about a year ago. but this time I mafic
up my mind to draw him out more
completely than I had cv.-v done be
fori*. I was anxious to bear what la*
bad to say about his theatre, about
himself, and here are a few of the
tilings he told me:
••The first of our four seasons was
tin* season of tli * actor, of the new
Jewish movement. Before any itliei
tiling could be accomplished for Improv
ing the Yiddish stage, some of us play
ers had to break resolutely with the
traditions —or lack of them of Gie
okler players. So. in that first year,
was accomplished the grouping of the
younger forces. To me. that initial
chapter is still very thrilling in retro
spect. As by a miracle, a half-score < i
young women with some vision and a
Red Russia Celebrates Anniversary of Revolution
illy Facia.- at Alloiitto)
The fifth anniversary of the great revolution was duly celebrated in Russia. This shows
a float of railroad workers in the big parade which featured the demonstration in the
city of Moscow.
great desire to according to aj
new ideal, were arranged in solid
ranks at the Irving Place Treat re. It
was my good fortune to Ik* at the head
of that company, ami to direct Its des
tiny from l that very first day in Sep
teinlier, 1018.
‘We found ourselves for the lirst
time realistically, in ‘Far
vorfen Vinkel.’ The play cast its mood
upon us —its realistic-poctjeu wistful
ness, and we suddenly discovered that
all the vulgar flare and of the
o!d Yiddish treat re was not only inar
tistic. hut unnecessary, in order to
create an effect on an audience.
"In the second year, and in the sea
son after that, we battled for an audi
ence. We felt that, these were not a
regular clieplelle who understood us
and wauted to go along the same path
with us. 80 that it was not before the
middle of the third season that we be
gan to see victory ahead in tin* matter
of audiences. Ily this time, we were
at lust becoming an Institution.
"And now. that player uud play-goer
had found thcmsclvon and each other,
there came an embarrassing problem.
Wo had nourished ourselves on casual
and occasional works of dramatic art
by playwrights who did not know of
the existence of an Art Theatre, and
wrote at random. The dramatists of
the lirst thro seasons, came from li
brary idi'elvcH and from the rejected
lists of the old Yiddish theatre where
‘literary’ plays were talNH*.
"For the fourth sea*son. which coin
cided witii our moving into tin* ohl
Carden Theatre, we set about to gath
er all tin* active dramaturgical forces
who might creates new material for
our theatre. year (tin* fourth
season) was chapter three of our de
velopment. and was by all mis the
Playwright's Year. Sholom Asch cre
ated. especially for the new Yiddish
theatre, his great work ‘Der Tqiter
Menscli.’ 11. Ixdviek. a new dramatist,
wrote for us ‘Uags.* a dratna of Jewish
life ill America. Jonah Itosen feld
wrote his tli*sf dranintic work. •Rivals,’
for this company. Himko and) Kerko
witz aimed succesfuly and with di
rect nes. at our special audience.
"And now. you ask what of the next
season? I>on’t for a moment imagine
that the hath* is over. Neither finan
cially nor artistically are we able to
sit back and feel satisfied. We are still
running under a deficit, which is cov
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Trotting Officials Smooth Sports Troubles
(By Pacific A'Atlantic)
All the troubles resulting from big trotting season just dosed were settled by these
members of the National Trotting Association at New York meeting. Left to right
are: Ray M. Colby, Oswego; E. E. Swisher, Columbus, 0.; C. M. De Garmendia, Tusca
rora. Md.; \V. H. Gocher, secretary, Hartford, Conn.; Henry B. Rea, Pittsburgh; A. P.
Sandies, Ottawa. O.; X. R. Morrell, Brunswick, Me.; (stenographer), and Rccze Blizzard,
Parkersburg, W. Va. .. ,
prcd by uur own bard work. We aim
ply expect less for our effort, but ure
Kind to be doing the kiud of work wo
do. Artistically, 1 feel satisfied that
chapter four, which is coining with the
present season, will be the most inter
cstiug of all that have gone by. If I
were allowed to prophesy, 1 should say
.his will 1m» the chapter of Adventure.
"Our theatre has iu the past l*een
inclined to the dramas of the realistic.
While attempting 1 the finest plays of
this division in our repertoire, 1 want
to try plays of new ideas and new,
forms. Within laiuml*. we will make
productions of expressionist plays and
of dramas entirely removed from the
cynveiitioiinl in idea and iu structure.
"We are all approaching our fifth
season iu a spirit of joyful artistic ad
venture. Not even the heavy financial
re.-pcnsihility which rests on those
who would maintain an Art Theatre
ami walk the straight path, burdens
me. We feel at home with our audi
ence aud with the creative forces writ
ing for our audience. In this spirit,
we are going to ring up the etirtaM."
Monday evening, Peceml>er IS. the
IChevrai Hinas llaxedck of Wont Col
fax save* am elaborate banquet in honor
of tin* inmate's of tin* Old Folks Home.
The ceremonies were in charge of Mrs.
Hess it* I. ltude. president of the Board
of Directors t>f tin* Beth Israel Hos
pital ami Home Society, who gave the
gavel to Dr. M. <J. Minner. financial
secretary of the stum* institution, to
preside as chairman and toiistinaster
for the evening. The banquet was given
for the purpose of a get-together spirit
2iml to lighten the hearts of those dear
oldvM>uls who are now occupants of the
The feature of the evening was the
wonderful spirit shown by the out-of
town guests who were former residents
of Denver, namely. Mr. and Mrs. Tan
nenliaum uml Mr. A. Lutz.
The first speaker of the evening was
liahhi Halpern, who. in his kindly man
ner of speaking, touched every heart
present, and. tho he made no mention
of contributions, nevertheless ueurly
every one felt charitably inclined and
donated liberally.
Our out-of-town friends, übpve men
tioned. were index'd generous with their
contrbiutions and really wore the in-
eeutivo for the considerable amount
rruised. which totaled over JKJS<X>.Tk).
The liouor of saying the after-dinner
Grace for Isinght hy Mrs. Kudo after
a s|iirili‘«l auetioneering of same, and
she in turn presented it to Itabhi
Halperu. Here we wish to make spe
cial mention of the charitable nature
of ltahhi Halperu, as no doubt he of
fercd his donation which in proportion
was lieyoud his means. To possess a
charitable soul as he does, indeed is a
The president of the Hoard of Direc
tors, Mrs. Kossie 1. Unde in her talk
to the audience was wonderful in l»er
onlightnient of the duties that wv, as
Jews, owe our aged a is I infirm. There
was not hardly a dry eye present when
she concluded. The Home must
feel fortunate to have as its leader a
real daughter iu Israel, and whose time
and money are always iu the service of
the worthy uud the needy.
The speakers who followed also gave
inspiring and enlightening tulks on the
aims and purposes of this wonderful
institution.' We. Jews of Denver, must
imh'ed feel proud of tin* originators
ami workers of the Home ami Hospital,
and of what they have accomplished
thru uu uphill struggle from the date
of tht' inception of the institution, and
to them belongs the greater share of
praise and honor.
There is still jt great deal to Is* done
to bring this wonderful undertaking to
its completion, uud let us trust that
our people will In* as liberal iu the*
future as ‘they have Ihkmi in the past
for this worthy common cause.
Special mention also, should Ik* made
of the donation by Mr. and Mrs. Nathan
Schwartz, of a valuable antique clock,
which is a work of art.
The meeting was closed by'ehainuuM
Dr. Miuuer with everyone in a happy
frame of mind and thankful for the
oppoortuuity lie had to gladden the
hearts of the dear old souls.
Dr. Morris Ilerzstetn, widely.known
Sun Francisco physician, is the donor
of a statue of General Derailing in
Heroic size which was unveiled in
Golden Gate Dark on Armistice Day,
November 11. The statue will Ik* Dr.
Hcrzstoln’d gift to Sun; Francisco. It
was designed hy llaig Datigian. Elul>-
orate ceremonies in which the army
and navy will participate are to mark
the formal unveiling of the statue uud
its presentation to the city.

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