Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
According to Sonya Kustin,
his father was one of the preeminent "black artists".
The family: husband, wife and three children used to
travel throughout the small towns and perform sťances.
The daughter Chana was a
very fine actress. The sons Sasha and Gusha traveled
with a "balagan". When Kustin became known to Sasha, he
moved repeatedly with the Yiddish theatre troupe. Gusha
and Chana Becker became actors and very precise, fine
ones. Sasha did not act but traveled around with the
[Bet s'flegn forkumen] for
the [tsarisher macht tsi men] act Yiddish or
"Yiddish-German", Sasha used to, which also was as a
black artist, perform his act while the other members of
the troupe would perform "song and dance numbers".
According to Rosa Becker,
she married Sasha, and for about fifteen years went
around with him to various small cities and small towns
with the Yiddish theatre. During the time of the
Bolshevik regime (under the direction of Meyerson), they
switched to a literary repertoire.
B. passed away in Hamel.
M. E. from Rosa
Becker and Sonya Kustin.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 7, page 6262.
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