Lives in the Yiddish
Sara Rotbaum, Yiddish Actress
Well-known Yiddish actress and older sister of the actor,
director and artist Jacob Rotbaum and of choreographer and opera
director Lia Rotbaum.
Rotbaum (born in 1899 in
and died in 1970 in Wroclaw)
studied under Reinhardt in Berlin.
Considered one of the most talented actresses of the Vilna Troupe, she
was asked by Granovskii, the director of GOSET to join the Moscow-based
theatre. There she worked with Michoels, Zuskin and others.
also taught a master class on phonetics and diction at the Technicum,
the Soviet State Yiddish Theatre School. This was not an easy job as her
students came from all corners of the Soviet Union, Romania, Lithuania
and even as far as Calgary, bringing with them their Yiddish dialects
and varied accents.
her task to standardize their accents and present a uniform language to
the theatre’s audiences.