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
 

Ch. Aleksandrov
(William Miller)


A. was born in 1869 in Peterburg, Russia.

He studied in the Vilna Yiddish Teachers Institute, from where he in 1887 was excluded and sent up under police supervision to Kronstadt.

In 1889 he immigrated to America, where A. gave himself to literary work.

A. was in the weekly supplement of "Freynd" in 1904, and in their monthly edition in 1905 II published a series of articles about the Yiddish press, literature and theatre in America.

According to B. Gorin in 1905, his play "Di ershte libe" or "Dos fargiftete gevisn" was performed.

On 25 June 1909 A. passed away in New York.

  • Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", V. I, pp. 102-4.

  • B. Gorin -- "History of the Yiddish Theatre", V. II, p. 256.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 65.
 

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