Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Izak Abramovitsh
 

 

A. was born on 10 May 1873 in Falticeni, Rumania, as the sole child of Orthodox parents, who gave him a Talmudic education, but at the age of fifteen he acquainted himself with Mikhal Avraham Khayim Khats, and then opened for him the world of Haskalah. A. thus became excited, so that he began to write for the Yiddish and Hebrew journals.

At this time Hurwitz with his troupe came to Falticeni, and talking about prompting to him in secret. A. felt the theatre life and he went away to Bucharest, where he became a worker in "Hyuets", a teacher in the "Blat" school, and a prompter for the Zhignitsa Theatre. Here he wrote his first play "Ns khnukhh", translating the entire play, and he adapted Hurwitz's play, "Tisa eslar" from ten acts to five, so it didn't have to be performed in two evenings. When Goldfaden was in Rumania, A. nearly became liberated by him, and when Goldfaden left, A. left the stage, becoming a teacher in the clothing/garment (mlbum) school in Bucharest.

Some of his plays that were performed in Rumania were: "Der farfirter shviger-foter", a lebensbild in 4 acts, music by Shvartsman; "Israel un zeyn turah", an allegorical play in 3 acts, music by Shvartsman.

Besides these, A. also wrote: "Dr. Shpilman", "Dem rabim kinder" and "Vos a shadkhan kon".
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 4.
 

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