Moisey Goldblat

Picture of Moisey Goldblat

Place of birth: Hertz

Citizenship: Israel


While most sources say that Moshe Goldblatt was born in Bessarabia, the place of his birth probably was the northern Moldovan town Hertz (now Hertsa Raion district center of the Chernivtsi region of Ukraine). He grew up, he seems in the neighboring province of Bessarabia.

As a teenager, he joined the Jewish wandering troupe, in 1918-1921 he played in the Jewish mobile theater toured in different cities of Ukraine. In 1924 he graduated from the drama school at the Moscow State Jewish Theater (GOSET) led by Alexei Granovsky; already in 1923, he was part of the main cast of the theater. In 1925 he starred in one of the main roles in the movie "Jewish Happiness", filmed AM Granovsky based on the works of Sholem Aleichem.

Until 1937 he worked in the Moscow State Jewish Theatre and stage skills taught at the Moscow State Jewish Theater School (MGETU) at the theater; He was one of the leading actors of the troupe in its heyday, which came at the end of 1920 - beginning of 1930, when the theater led Solomon Mikhoels.

Gypsy Theatre

At the same time, carried out with then Soviet policy of promoting the culture of national minorities, in 1929 Goldblatt headed novice amateur troupe of Roma artists. With the support of the People`s Commissar of Education AV Lunacharskogo, 24 January 1931 on the basis of this company Goldblatt created and headed the "Indo-Romen" theater-studio at Glaviskusstve RSFSR People`s Commissariat. December 16 the same year the studio acquired the status of a professional team. Graphic designers theater was appointed artist-designer of the Moscow GOSET Tyshler Alexander (1898-1980), music director - composer and folklorist S. Bugachevsky, head of the literary part - Ivan Rom-Lebedev, the administrator - the oldest Jewish actor ID File.

Moses Goldblatt was the artistic director and chief director of the studio "Indo-romaine" (also known as indoromensky Studio Theatre) until 1936. Performances in these years were set in the Roma language, since the first inauguration statement April 30, 1931 - Review of Gypsy Soviet life "and Atasya dadyves" (Yesterday and Today), written by E. and M. Sholokom Bezlyudskim. The statement came Goldblatt also plays "Life Mobile" based on A. German (1931, Alexander Tischler decoration), "Pharaoh`s tribe" Sverchkova on stories based on AI Kuprin (1933), "Between the lights" based on A. German (1934), a dramatization of the novel by Prosper Merimee`s "Carmen", and II play Rom-Lebedev "Tabor in the wilderness" (1934), "The daughter of steppes" (1935) and "Wedding in the camp" (1935). The last work of Goldblatt indoromenskom in the theater was the staging of the poem, AS Pushkin "Gypsies" (1936) with music by Alexander Krein and decoration A. Tischler.

In 1935, together with Eugene Schneider was a director of the painting "The last camp," set in the film studio. Gorky with Mordvinova Nicholas, Michael Yanshina, theater artists, "Indo-romaine", headed by the famous for their romance to the whole country Lyalya Black (Nadezhda Kiseleva). After leaving Goldblatt troupe "Indo-romaine" headed by MM Yanshin and theater work has been translated into Russian.

Birobidzhan and Kiev GOSET

In the years 1937-1939 Moshe Goldblatt was the artistic director of the newly formed Birobidzhan State Jewish Theater (BirGOSETa), where as a director again focused on serious dramatic material. Here he has staged plays Moshe Kullback (1896-1937) "Boytre-Gazly" (Yiddish: Rogue Boytre) and "Bin