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 in July 1904 in
Vilna, Polish Lithuania. His father was an employee.
He learned in cheders, and
later in a cheder-[mtukn] "Turt Amt", then for a short
time in the "Tfadt bhurim" yeshiva. In 1917 he entered
into the Hebrew gymnasium, and here he participated in
the Hebrew play "Dovid uglit", directed by Morevsky.
When in 1919 through the Vilna kahal a group of
children was sent out to a summer colony near Warsaw, B.
traveled with them and founded with the assistance of
the teacher in the children's home a dramatic circle
which he directed, in which he also staged fourteen
productions in a span of one-and-a-half years. B.
attended in Warsaw the last class of the Yiddish secular
school (Dluga 26), traveled back to Vilna, and learned
for a year in the Technicum, participated in the
dramatic studio of the art society (regisseur
Daniel Bela and later Avraham Slabodski), and he lead at
the same time by himself with an entire range the
dramatic circle in Vilna and the province. B.
participated hereupon in the theatre for artistic [eskizn]
for the art society, set over the same theatre Erich
Karn's "Kolombina" and Yushkevitsh's "Zeyn eydem". At
the end of 1923 he became an administrator collaborating
with Kadish and Khash, in 1925 -- episodic roles for
Zigmunt Turkow, then a members troupe, again in Vilna
with Kutner, then again with Morevsky, Lipman and
in the province. Then B. was engaged in Riga's "Neyer
yidisher teater", where he has acted for the last three
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 179.
There exists an amended biography of Shabtai Bliacher in the Lexicon's memorial
volume, no. 5, but is yet to be translated.
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