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
 

Avraham Berkovitsh
 

 

He was born on 28 February 1901 in Kagul, Bessarabia.

His father was a trade leader.

He learned in a cheder, and at the same time went to a Russian primary school; afterwards he became an extern.

At the age of sixteen he began to act in a dramatic circle.

In 1925 B. went to Bucharest and became an understudy in the Vilna Troupe. Later he came into small roles.

During the production of "Shabse Tsvi" B. was already engaged as a member of the troupe, and he acted until July 1927 when the "Vilner" traveled through Poland.

B. then became engaged by Itsikl Goldenberg and acted until July 1928 with Baratov, and then with Nellie Casman.

B. translated for Baratov the Romanian play "Hallelujah" by Marco Friaga[?], and "Charlatan" by Emerik Feldzh.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 210.
 

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