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
 

Raisa Medviedeva

 

Born in 1874 in Kiev, Ukraine, to well-to-do parents. She completed a gymnasium and later became a teacher.

In 1892 through her father, a patron of Yiddish theatre and a personal friend of Avraham Fishzon, she became a frequent visitor to the Yiddish theatre during Fishzon's guest-starring appearances in Kiev. Afterwards she joined him in his troupe, where she acted and sang and then went into dramatic roles.

After acting for several years in Fishzon's troupe, she crossed over to the troupe of Sabsey and then into various other troupes.

In 1928 she, together with her sister Rosie and her sister-in-law H. Veysman, settled in Tiflis, where they acted until 1928, where she became paralyzed and lost the possibility of performing on the stage.

M. was the wife of actor Kalina.


Sh. E. from Mark Leiptsiker and M. E. from A. G. Kompaneyets.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1340.
 

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