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
 

Shmuel Glazerman

 

G. was born on 21 March 1898 in Algarrabo, Buenos Aires province, Argentina. After his father's death, for three years G., together with his entire family, remained under the influence of his older brother, the rabbi and ritual slaughterer (shokhet) of the town. He spent fifteen years with his Yiddish studies, and after completing the elementary governmental school he went away to Buenos Aires, where he studied in the national school (gymnasium), interested in Yiddish literature, became a scenarist and a role rewriter in Yiddish theatre, and he translated form the Spanish into Yiddish the following plays from which many were performed on the Yiddish stage: "Shlekht gelibte" by B. Benovento, "Der meshugener got" by Kh. Etshenarai, "Oyf der zindiker erd" by A. Gimera, "Di toyte", "Di rekht fun gezuntn", an adaptation from the Uruguayan dramatist Florencio Santsheses, "Tsvishn eyzn" by A. Distsiepola, "Di eybike bavegung" by Distsiepola, and R. de Rosa, "Nelina" by Roberta Bracco, "Tsvisn feyne yidn" (adaptation) by S. Roysenial and "Mit opgehakte fligl" by E. Berisa.

G. also wrote several original plays, of which were published: "In shnit tseyt" (a drama in three acts, also performed in a Yiddish theatre), "Khallah kleyder" (one-acter), "Tsveisn kloyln" (one-acter) and "In ahl" (one-acter) [as published in his book "Younge vegen", issued from intimate members circle, Buenos Aires 1922].

The first act of his adaptation "Barg arop" by Florencio Santshes was published in  "Zeglen" 1924, the one-act "Der veyser rob" in "Zeglen" 1925, and "Yosele in kheder", a fragment of Dinenzon's "Yosele", edited and [stsenirt], in "di yudishe tseytung", Buenos Aires, 8 September 1926.


Sh. E.

Zalmen Reyzen -- "Lexicon of the Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, pp. 581-84.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 484.
 

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