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
 

Dr. Hirsch Brill


B. was born in April 1891 in Popelyan, Shavli kreyz, Lithuania.

At the age of seventeen he left the shtetl (town), went away to Vilna and there learned in a gymnasium, then he studied and graduated in medicine in England, where he became a member of the English Socialist Party.

In 1915 he moved to Capetown, South Africa, and there practiced as a doctor.

B. composed "Khrub", a dramatic swcene in one act, "Saul", a biblical drama in four acts (both published in Khudsh-zhurnal "South Africa", Johannesburg 1922-3, and in book form, publisher Likht, Kovno, 1922).

During his visit to Europe, b. published in Berlin a collection entitled "Oyfn shvel" (publisher "Shveln", 1924, 99 p.), that included "Oyfn shvel", a drama in three acts, by the time of the destruction [bit shni], "Di drey", dialogue between Joseph ben Matityahu Plavius, Yochanan ben Zakhai and Yochanan ben Levi, and "Oyf der grenets", a scene in one act.

On 7 October 1925, B. passed away in South Africa.

  • Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre", Vol. I, pp. 429-30.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1,  page 244.
 

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