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
 

Elias Lazarov
(Eliezer Shafir)
 

 

L. was born on 10 December 1896 in Kiev, Ukraine.

His father was a conductor in the local opera.

He completed the state gymnasium. He learned his Yiddish studies privately and afterwards studied the dramatic arts in the school of the Moscow Arts Theatre.

Between 1914 and 1920 he was in the troupe of the Korsh Theatre.

In 1921 he immigrated to China, where he acted in 1922 in the Yiddish Theatre (debuting as "Shmuel Yosl" in Gordin's "Di khith"(, then in the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Yokohama).

In 1925 he came to America and traveled with his own small troupe around the Pacific coast and also had a certain opportunity to perform in the East and West of the United States.
 

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 962.
 

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