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
 

Katie Brown
(Gitl Bakon)
 

 

B. was born on 6 November 1887 in Ulanow, Galicia, and she received a strong religious education and attended for six classes and elementary school. At the age of twelve she came with her parents to London, and here she became a worker. Out of love for the theatre B. included herself in a dramatic circle, which staged the plays "Uriel akosta", "Zhidovka (The Jewess)", "God, Man and Devil" et al, in which B. participated, but due to the resistance of her religious parents, she withdrew from the stage, and she took to writing sketches, which were published in "Di tseyt", "Abend-neyes", "Familyen freynd" and "Di post". Later she wrote plays.

B.'s play "Tserisene nshmut" was staged by M. D. Vaksman in July 1920 in London's Pavilion Theatre. B.'s translation of the English play "Far a shvesters zind" was staged in November 1927 in the Pavilion Theatre (Director N. Blumental). Not staged were her plays: "Amerikaner glikn" and "Di folgn fun leykhtzin".

B. also wrote and published in a separate edition songs which were sung or recited by professional Yiddish actors.
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 237.
 

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