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

1931-1967
 

Adolph Abrams

Born on 15 February 1865 in Iasi, Romania, he studied in a cheder, graduating from a primary school and a two-class gymnasium.

He was a bookkeeper in a banking business, and afterwards became a teacher of German, Yiddish and Romanian.

In 1900 he came to Chicago, peddled there for a few months, made little money from that, and subsequently assembled a troupe to travel throughout the province.

As the troupe had no prompter, A. prompted, and when he had spent his money, he prompted for several months in F. Deynhard's troupe, and later in Glickman's troupe, in which he staged his translated play "Yid un krist".

After prompting for three years in Chicago, he became engaged by Adler's Hub Theatre in Boston.

He then became a member of the union, prompted, and acted in various troupes.

Due to illness in his final years, A. retired from his work.
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 7.
 

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