Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
He was born on 29 July 1899
in Vasilkov, Kiev. Gubernia, Ukraine. His father was a
glazer and sang in the choir for cantors. He learned in a cheder,
afterwards in a commercial school, where he had in the
beginning, as a Jew, not been allowed to enter, and he
ended first after the October Revolution. As a student,
he began to work in a printing shop.
In 1918 by chance he
participated in a dramatic club of the young lawyers of
Vasilkov, and he learned to play to violin. From 1919-24 he learned in
the theatre studio of the "Kultur-lige" (Culture League), studying with
regisseur Vakhtangov. From 1924-26 he learned in
the studio of the White Russian State Institute for the
Theatrical Arts (Rapelski et al), and since 1926 until
1932 he was an actor and regisseur in the "White Russia Yiddish
State Theatre" in Minsk, while also at the same time the
artistic direction of the Russian theatre under the name
of Yermolov in Moscow and also director of the Yiddish
dramatic theatre for the young. In 1934-35 he directed in
Odessa the play "Goldgreber" and other plays. In 1935-36
he was regisseur and artistic director of the Bira Bidzhaner
Yiddish Stage Theatre. From 1937 until 1940 he worked as
a regisseur in various theatres in the directorial group
with the famous Stanislowski.
In the beginning of the
German-Soviet war, E. soon was taken away to voluntarily
protect the main city Moscow against the Nazi invasion,
and in October 1941 he fell at the fields of the city [mozhiask]
from Yonah Radinov.
of the Yiddish Theatre", New York, 1931, Vol. I,
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 5, page 4467.
You can read Avrom's initial Lexicon biography in Vol. 1, by clicking
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