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
 

Paula Dreiblatt
(Perl Shneyer/Shnayr/Dreyblat)
 

 

D. was born on 17 December 1891 in Koropiec, Galicia. Her father was a land lessee.

In 1908 she went away to Vienna, and a year later married a dancer. A short time afterwards, she was introduced to the comedian Max Streng, who took her onto the stage of the Yiddish theatre on Taborstrasse 12.

After the First World War, she traveled with Muni Streng, playing all over Rumania, France, Transylvania and Slovakia. Later she participated in the celebration for Molly Picon in Vienna, and also as "Makhle" in the film "East and West".

After she attended the drama school of director Viland, she founded together with Streng, a Yiddish theatre in Vienna named "Yiddish kintsler kabaret (Jewish Artist Cabaret)" (on Praterstrasse 60), where she acted for three years. D. had also participated in the first production of "Der fraye yidishe folksbine (The Free Jewish People's Theatre)" in the Berger and Karl Folks Theatre in character roles.

According to the information from Meir Melman, she was killed at the hands of the Nazis in Vienna.


Sh. E. from Meir Melman.

Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)", New York, 1931, Vol. I, pp. 570.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4087.
To read Paula's initial biography in the Lexicon, in Vol. 1, please click here.
 

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