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
 

Rosie Medviedeva
 

 

M. was born in March 1888 in Kiev, Ukraine, to well-to-do parents. She learned in school and possessed a beautiful voice. She at age twelve began to learn to sing, and at the age of fifteen entered into  a vocal course given at the local conservatory, then she learned privately with an opera singer Meir Medyedev.

Not having any longer material means, she continued to study. M. exploited the acquaintance with her father with the guest-starring actor Yiddish theatre director Avraham Fishzon, and around 1908 she entered into his troupe as a prima donna. acting entirely in Goldfaden repertoire.

Later she went over to become a prima donna in other popular Yiddish troupes, where she also acted in modern operetta repertoire.

In 1917 M. married actor Hersh Veysman, and she followed the same path to the stages as her husband.

In 1928 she was with the movable collective under the auspices of Veysman and Libert, on a tour across Kovno and Gruzye, and coming to Tiflis, where she participated in the productions of the local worker's studio by the central Yiddish culture house, and in concerts with Yiddish folksongs.
 

Sh. E. from  Mark Leyptsiker.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1341.
 

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