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
 

Yeshayahu (Shabtai?) Lerner


L. was born circa 1879 in Khotin, Bessarabia.

The youngster was raised in Beltz, where he then became a teacher of Hebrew and Russian.

L. wrote a range of folk-like songs with melodies, that were sung in Bessarabia and Podol. He also had written several dramas, in which he alone performed as an actor.

Since 1903 he printed original stories and translations.

In 1907 he came to America, where in 1913 he passed away from consumption (tuberculosis).

Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. II, p. 278.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1168.
 

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