Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
L. was born in September
1889 in Minsk, White Russia, into a well-to-do family.
She is the sister of Esther (Frumkina). Her father is a
melamed (religious teacher), who used to put
together his own melodies and attempted to compose a
L. had from childhood
participated in [living images=lebedike bilder] and
children's productions. In 1904 she participated under
the pseudonym of Lyadova in the gymnasium productions
and later she joined a Russian "amateur" circle, where
she received special attention for her role as "Hindl"
in Asch's "Gott fun nekomah (God of Vengeance)".
In 1907-08 she participated
in the main role of a Yiddish literary dramatic circle,
in which she traveled across the province. For three
months she learned in a Russian dramatic school in
Peterburg and then from there she was sent out. In 1910
she finished as a midwife in Minsk and on that basis
thereby came the opportunity to continue her theatre
studies in Peterburg, where she also performed in a
Yiddish amateur circle as "Mirele Efros" and in other
plays of Gordin and M. Rivesman; later she participated
in a tour with the "Hirshbein troupe".
In 1911 she acted with an
amateur circle in Vilna (Director--Ben Ami). In 1912 she
completed a Russian dramatic school in Peterburg and
became engaged in Feinman's Theatre in London. She
returned to Russia, and L. went on a tour with Libert,
she acted with Rappel.
Dissatisfied with the cultural level on the Yiddish
stage, L. in 1913 crossed over to the Russian theatre,
where she acted until the summer of 1918. In the winter
of 1918 she acted in Yiddish with Samberg in Minsk, then
again in Russian.
From 1919-22 she acted in a
Russian state theatre, directed a children's trope, then
she acted in a collective with Russian actors, a season
in Yiddish theatre with Brandesco, then again in
Russian. After learning out in White Russia -- about
from 1925 in the White Russian stage, and she often went
on a tour across the distant towns and therefore of
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1127.
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