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
 

The Borisover Badkhan
 


The Borisover badkhan was very lively, temperamental, merry, and very funny. He had also sung and  and after dance nicely, and therefore  attended [oysgenumen] for young ladies and young wives, with whom he used to dance.

During weddings he used to not only be a badkhan, but he was the central figure, who was always animated and full of joy.

He was very poor, and when he performed in Bober, he had -- according to B. Slutsky -- recounted:

--"You see how well I dance, and how the free women rejoice with me? That is however only strange(?) In Borisov he also danced around as a trio(?), also dance there and perform in pantomime.

About David Badkhan from Bober, the Borisover Badkhan was a great [shtatisher], with free manners, with another level, therefore however many [prater].

B. Slutsky -- Yidishe badkhanim-shoyshpiler, "Tseytshrift", Minsk, 1926, Vol. I, p. 259.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 132.
 

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