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
 

Elisheva
(Sheva Bokshteyn)
 

E. was born on 23 December 1899 in Berdichev, Ukraine. Her parents were merchants, who in 1909 moved over to Kiev, where E. attended in her early youth a theatre production and copied them (the actors) at home.

Until the October Revolution [ekstergevet] and later she completed a middle school. Against the wishes of her parents she was taken in, and at the age of fifteen, where she learned music and until age seventeen she performed in the Kiev Conservatory.

In 1919 she was taken to Moscow, where she worked in a State house. In 1920 she performed in the studio of Moscow's Yiddish Camera Theatre, and a year later in Myerkhold's studio. Afterwards, she performed and studied in the Kiev studio with the "Kultur-Lige (Culture League)" until she came to Moscow and then crossed over to "Vim't".

From 1925-1928 she acted in Kharkov's Yiddish State Theatre in the Ukraine, after in Kiev's Yiddish State Theatre. Since 1920 E. has acted again in the Kharkov Yiddish State Theatre.

E. is the wife of poet Khayim Gildin and a sister of the actress Eva Wine (sp).


Sh. E. from Mark Leipziker.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1570.
 

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