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
 

Sasha Becker

 

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 troupe.

[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.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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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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