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
 

Micha Josef Berdichevsky
(Mikhah Yosef Berdyczewski)


B. was born on 19 August 1865 in Bershad, Podolia.

His father was a Chasid, the rabbi of the village. He gave him a strong religious education. In the Volohiner yeshiva B. became familiar with the new ideas and began to give himself to self-education. His literary activities B. had begun with a description of the yeshiva (in "Hasif" and hkhrm") and then he became one of the important Hebrew writers.

Later B. traveled to study in Germany, where he received in Breslau his doctor of philosophy.

B. published in "Yidishe khtbim fun a veyten krub", published as Mikha Yosef Brditsbsky, in the second part "Imdiges und heyteres", publisher "Literatur", Warsaw, 1912, later publishing through "Shtibl Publishers", Berlin, Trp"d] under the department "Stsenen un shpiele", the following dramatic works: "Shalom gevoren" (a scene), "Far'n bit-din" (two scenes), "Di shbueh (a scene), "Di irushh" (two scenes), "A nokhmitog beym rb in shtub" (a scene), "Di knih" (a scene), "Der shdukh" (a conversation), and "Broyt" (a scene).

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature', Vol. I, pp. 353-358.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1,  page 202.
 

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