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
 

Bronya Laska
 

 

L. was born on 3 August 1894 in Lodz, Poland. She received an Orthodox education, learned in Yarotshinki's school and in Poznanski's evening school.

Under the influence of her sisters, she performed on the Zhitomir stage in Lodz, and she became for fifteen years a chorus singer in the Yiddish theatre. After a short time she went away to Pinsk, where she became prima donna in Feivishov's troupe. She returned to Lodz, entered into the local Yiddish theatre (Director I. Zandberg), and there she had the opportunity to act with the guest-starring American-Yiddish actors Malvina Lobel, Elias Rothstein, Leopold Kaner, Clara Young, and the English-Yiddish actors Sherman, Vaksman and Fanny Varya Epstein.

In 1914 she acted in Lodz's Skala Theatre (Directors Adler-Serotsky), 1916--in Warsaw's Yiddish theatres, 1917--went to the Ukraine and there acted with Clara Young, 1919-22--she acted with Zaslavsky, 1922--joined "Kunst-vinkl (Artist's Corner)", where she acted until 1927. 1928--she acted with guest-starring Julius Adler and 1929--in an all-Ukrainian state theatre for small forms "Gezkult" in Kharkov. Since 1930 she has withdrawn from the stage and has devoted herself to the drama work in clubs.

L. completed the Kiev three-year state courses for foreign languages as a translator and trade correspondent, the Kiev dramatic institute under the name of Lisenko, and about [greyt-] courses for being a club regisseur of dramatic works.

In 1910 L. sang in gramophones in Lodz, and in 1912 in Vilna.
 

Sh. E. from Mark Leiptsiger.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1003.
 

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