Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
A. was born on 19 May 1888
in Warsaw, Poland. Her parents were owners of an iron-[giserey].
She learned in a pension, felt a great desire for the
stage, and she participated in an amateur production of
her cousin Mark Arnstein's play "Dos vilner bel habitl"
in Polish, later with amateurs in Yiddish in "Uriel
Acosta" in Kompaneyets' theatre. Then she went on tour
with the "amateurs" across the province.
Her first professional stage
activity began with Zandberg in Lodz in Zelin's theatre
in the play "Di tsvey serzhonten". Here she acted for
two seasons, and she traveled back to Warsaw, where she
entered into Spivakovski's troupe with which she
traveled for six years across Russia. Then she acted for
two-and-a-half years in Jardin d'Hiver, three months in
Berlin, made a tour across Germany, went to Paris and
here put together member troupes until the outbreak of
the war. Then she helped with permissions to act in
Yiddish theatre in Paris, participating in the "Peretz
Theatre", and she acted then for one year in
Switzerland, a half year in Belgium and in Germany.
The last year she acted from time to time in France.
Specialty: Mother roles.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 102.
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