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
 

Barukh Nord
(Benedikt Levin)

 

Born on 26 October 1901 in Brusilov, Kiev Gubernia, Ukraine to well-to-do merchants, who moved in 1910 over to Kiev. He learned for a short time in the art studio of Aleksander Murashko and then came into contact with Russian and Ukrainian theatre, where he became an understudy and at the same time acted and directed in the school productions.

In 1916 N. debuted in the Kiev Russian Children's Theatre under the direction of Konstantine Berezhnoy, 1917 -- he learned for a short time in the studio with the Solovtsov Theatre and often participated in the student productions in the Russian commercial school, For two years N. took work for the Polish literary society circle. In 1919 N. acted in the "Russian theatre for the Red Army", later finding himself in the Red Army, and becoming wounded in August 1920 he entered into the Kiev dramatic studio with the "Kulture-Lige (Culture League)", where he participated in Shteyman's "Moshiakh ben yosef". In 1924, after the invasion of the k"l -- N. went in as an actor into "Vim't", where he had on 17 January 1929 staged Toller's "Hoplya, mir leben!".

N. also directed in the Minsk Party and Gaming Club".


Sh. E.

B. Orshansky -- "Teater-shlakhtn", 1931, pp. 160, 176, 188, 195-203.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1409.
 

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