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
 

Abraham Buckstein
 

 

Born in 1877 in a village near Ostro, Volin.

He learned in a cheder, in a Beit HaMedrash and in the Telzer yeshiva. Afterwards he became an extern in Vilna. At age twenty-one he entered Berner University, where he studied natural science and philosophy. Two years later he studied in Leipzig's university political economics and literature.

In 1914 he went off to America, where he studied economics , statistics and sociology at NYU (New York University) and at Columbia University. Here B. also became active in the Yiddish press, especially in the "Tog".

B. composed several plays, from which there were staged "Di tsebrokhene geter" (1914 through Adler); "Dr. Rapoport" (1915)  and "Muter un froy" (1916).

From B.'s plays that were not produced is a fragment of  his drama "Eyzgang", also known as "Tsaku", published in the "Minikes bleter" (Pesakh 1920).

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, pp. 246-7.

  • B. Gorin -- "History of Yiddish Theatre", Vol. II, p. 214 and list of plays.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 155.
 

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