Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
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.
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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