Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Avraham Chaim Namn
Born in 1891 in Rovne, Volin region,
Poland. His father was a [kll]-leader and a member of the city
council. He learned at home and then in a gymnasium in Ostro, from
where he was eliminated from the fifth class because he belonged to
a revolutionary party, and he was therefore also arrested
Since 1911 until the war N. participated
in a Yiddish dramatic circle.
In wartime N. acted in the professional
Yiddish theatre and then immigrated to Eretz Yisrael, where for
seven months he learned in the Hebrew worker theatre studio "Auhl",
working at the same time as a [loyn] worker, then he went over to
the "Tyatrun eretz yisrael" (leader -- M. Gnesin), later in "Tyatrun
lumi" and in the end performed as an actor and [conferensyer] in the
small arts stage "Hmtata".
N. also wrote reviews in the "Rovner
vakhnblat" about the guest-starring Yiddish troupes.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1408.
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