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
 

Zhenya Epstein
 

 

E. was born on 20 July 1897 in Riga, Latvia. Her parents were manufacturers. She completed a middle school in Peterburg and studied as a piano player in the local conservatory.

In 1919 she entered as a student in Granovsky's studio and then automatically crossed over into what existed for "Mim't", going on tour in 1928 across Western Europe.

E. was the first to act in the troupe in the roles: "Manka" in Sholem Asch's "God of Vengeance", "Madam" in Sholem Aleichem's "200,000", "Fraydl" in Sholem Aleichem's "Mazel tov", "Baroness" in Romen's "Trudek", "Sender's Wife" in Mendele Mokher Sefarim's "Masoes̀ Binyamin ha-shelishi" et al.

E. also participated in the film "Yidishe glikn (Jewish Luck)", from Sholem Aleichem.
 

Sh. E.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1590.
 

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