A photograph of "The First Yiddish Theatre in Paris...Audience members, including Aba Kompanyets, at the Lancry Theatre in Paris." Quotes taken from photo verso.


Yiddish audiences were famously vocal, and the galleries of Yiddish theatres could be raucous places. The annals of the Yiddish stage are filled with colorful tales featuring "Moyshe," the name theatre people collectively bestowed on Yiddish theatregoers.