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

1931-1967
 

Avraham Eyzenberg

He was born on 14 January 1879 in Vilna, Polish Lithuania. His father was a businessman.

He learned in a cheder, a real school, and in the art school of Warsaw; later he finished the art academy in Poland.

After his marriage to the actress [Leah] Naomi, who is associated with the "Vilna Troupe", he, together with his brother at certain times, directed with the "Vilna Troupe". They were the first to engage a special composer (Dr. M. Weichert and a painter (Haneman) as set designer.

A. translated Zuderman's plays "Heymat", "Dos glik in vinkl" and "Sdum's untergang", several plays from the Polish dramatist Balutski and Zapolska, Dymov's "Yoshke muzikant" (production by the "Vilner") and "Der eybiker vanderer".

Since 1924 A. has settled in America where he, as a sculptor, created busts of his fellow theatre people: Dr. Mukdony, Ludwig Satz, and of the deceased Zigmunt Feinman and Peretz Sandler.

In 1928 E. for a short time was the director of the "Vilna Troupe" in the Bronx.


M. E.

 


 

 

 

 


 


Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 51.
 

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