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
 

Jacob Lubotzky
 

 

L. was born on 15 December 1892 in Vilna, Polish Lithuania. He learned in a cheder and afterwards completed Cohen's gymnasium.

After the gymnasium he participated in the student productions in Russian, and demonstrating his abilities he entered into the dramatic courses of the Russian regisseur Straganov-Bobrov, which he completed together with his sister Sonia (later Alomis), afterwards participating in various Yiddish amateur productions.

From Vilna he traveled to to Leipzig to study medicine and there completed five-and-a-half semesters. In Leipzig L. founded a dramatic circle with the local Yiddish academic cultural union.

After participating for more than three years in the World War, he returned to Vilna and for the first time participated professionally in the Vilna Yiddish State Theatre. In 1919 he entered into the theatre with the Vilna Yiddish Theatre Society, and in 1922 went over to the Vilna Troupe, with whom he went on tour across Western Europe. From 1924-1927 he acted with the Vilna Troupe in America, and in 1930 for a short time acted withAsro-Alomis in Belgium.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1011.
 

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