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
 

Yetta Block(Bloch)
 

 According to information from M.l. Kuper, B. in 1922 arrived in Newark, New Jersey, where she participated in Yiddish productions, staged by M. Provatiner, supported by Branch 55 of the Workmen's Circle.

For a short time, B. lived in Boston and later lived over in Montreal.

All efforts to gain biographical data about her have not succeeded. In any encyclopedia or lexicon, there is no word about her. Also the publisher Bloch, which had issued her translations, have no biographical information about her.

B. translated into English a series of Yiddish one-acters, which were published in two volumes. The first volume was published in 1923 in the "Stewart Kidd Company" publishing house in Cincinnati, and contains ""Shampanier" from Y. L. Peretz, "Mother and Son" by F. Halpern, "Der fremder", the "Shney-shturm", and "Ven bleter faln" by Peretz Hirshbein, and "Dos eybike lid" by Mark Anrstein. The second volume, which was published in "Bloch Publishing Company", New York, 1929, contains "Prologue" by Moishe Nadir, "Bebele" and "Eynzame veltn" by Peretz Hirshbein, "Nokh kburh" by Yitzhak Leybush Peretz, [Gute] "Brider" by Avraham Reyzen, "S'a lign" by Sholem Aleichem [the according error lists as author F. Bimko], "Frimorgn" and "Di shvester" by Yitzhak Leybush Peretz.

If we should literally accept her dedication, the first volume is dedicated to her mother Rachel Blank, and the second volume her brother, Dr. Bernard Kaufman.


Sh. E. from M. Kuper and Zalmen Kershteyn.
 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 5765.
 

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