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
 

Aaron Neyman
 

 

N. was born in 1876 in New York, America. As a child he traveled to Braila (Rumania) and attended the local school.

At the age of eighteen he began to act in Lemberg (Galicia) with the actors Leyzer Tsukerman, Segalesco, Treitler, Cesar Greenberg, Schorr, Samuilov, debuting as "Barukh" in Golddfaden's "Rabbi Yozelman".

In 1901 he came to Argentina and there acted in Yiddish theatre.

B. Gorin writes about him: "At the end of of his nineteenth year he was far from home, turning up in Buenos Aires a poor actor of Goldfaden's cheer. One of them was Yekhiel [Avraham] Blank, a comic, and the second Avraham [Aaron] Neyman, lover and singer. They have represented dilettantes and have begun to act in the halls. Some members of the company were such that they lived on account of fallen women and of the white slave traders in [gevaksn] as well as [heyvn?] and has become big enough and rich enough to support a theatre."

In 1913 N. had to -- according to B. Gorin -- abandon the theatre due to the attacks of the press against him and Morris Moshkovitsh taking over the theatre.

In 1917 N. again was a director, of the Olympia Theatre in Buenos Aires.
 

Sh. E.

  • B. Gorin -- "History of Yiddish Theatre", Vol. II, pp. 198-200.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1419.
 

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