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
 

Asher Beylin


B. was born on 21 February 1881 in Kiev, Ukraine.

His father was a Hebrew teacher, author of several Haskalah books and he co-worked for the Hebrew press. He had in him several [eyngeflantst] a love of literature and the Bible. For several years he was secretary for Sholem Aleichem. Afterwards he endured exams as a teacher, studying in Switzerland, and at the end settled in London, and from there he debuted with a story in "Htsufh".

Since then he has remained with literature and journalistic work.

B. has besides many articles about the Yiddish theatre, and has also written a four-act world-drama, "Pasportn", which in 1917 was staged in London's Yiddish Pavilion Theatre.

Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, pp. 261-2.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 161.
 

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