Classic Yiddish Actor
He then studied at the Russian language Suworin Theater School in St Petersburg, graduating in 1910. He spent the next eight years touring Russian theaters before returning to home.
When Morewski returned to his hometown in 1918 he was returning to one of the major developing centers of Yiddish cultural life. The Vilner Trupe, an all Yiddish theater troupe, had been founded in 1915 and Morewski quickly became one of their most popular actors. The Vilner Trupe was credited with raising the level of quality of Yiddish theater throughout interwar Poland.
Morewski’s debut role in Yiddish theater was in a production of A. Weiter’s Der Shtumer (The Mute). His other celebrated roles included the Miropoler Tsadik in Sh. An-ski‘s play The Dybbuk, and the eponymous role of the old duke in Alter Kacyzne’s play The Duke. Morewski also translated works of Russian and German theater into Yiddish and starred in productions of them, including Leonid Andreyev’s He Who Gets Slapped and Georg Büchner’s Danton’s Death.
In 1937 Morewski reprised his role as the Miropoler Tsadik for the film version of Sh. An-ski’s play, The Dybbuk, directed by Michał Waszynski. Morewski managed to survive World War Two in the Soviet Union, in exile in the Central Asian Republics. In 1945 he finally returned to Vilnius and began acting again in Russian. In 1956 he moved to Warsaw and joined Ida Kamińska’s State Jewish Theater there.
Morewski died in Warsaw on October 3, 1964.