Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born in 1893 in Braslav,
Lita (Lithuania), to pious parents. Father -- a
musician, a prayer leader. As a child of five, she lost
her mother. Her family moved over to Dvinsk, where she
had a hard life with her stepmother until she was eight
years old. She went with her family to Riga, where she
was raised in a strong revolutionary environment until
she immigrated in 1908 to London, England, where existed
with the anarchistic group "Arbeter fraynd", a dramatic
group directed by Sam Goldstein (later well-known as the
actor Samuel Goldenburg), as an antidote against the
then cheap Yiddish music hall and legitimate theatre
(with exceptions such as the guest-starring Feinman,
Moshkovitch et al.), but due to the anti-Nationalism and
anti-citizenship (birgerlekhn) character
Sh. E. from
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 4, page 3603.
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