Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
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
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.
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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