Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Avraham Hersh(?) Bralman
According to I. Weinstock, B. was named Hersh, and he was
born in Jerusalem. His correct name was Brakhlin. His
father also was a Jerusalem Jew, who used to on Friday
12 [beytog] until Shabbat -[nokh hbdlt git reydn keyn
dbri-khul], nor sacred language. B. was a carver of holy
arks, a fine actor with a beautiful voice, and after
that he left the "theatre", and he returned a [yshubnik]
and settled for learning(?)
M. Nakhamkum says that B.'s
name was Avraham and he was from Odessa.
According to Jacob Katzman,
B. was a singer of songs and used to travel around
across small towns and by himself act out the entire
play "Baba yakhne". In a troupe he never acted.
According to Jacob P. Adler,
B. acted with Naftali Goldfaden; afterwards he became a
sexton in a shul.
M. E. from
Joseph Weinstock, M. Nakhamkes and Jacob Katzman.
Jacob P. Adler -- 40
Years on the Stage, "Di varheyt", 21 July 1917.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 238.
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