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
 

Yetta Pikeltshik
 

 

Born on 25 April 1897 in Kovno, Lithuania.

Her father was a book copier. She graduated from a private school and four classes of gymnasium.

In 1912 she returned to the Kovno Dramatic Musical Society "Hazamir", where she acted in mother roles. In 1916 she performed in Guzik's troupe in Rome, and due to the contemporary derivation of Yiddish, she acted there in Russian dramatic roles. In the same year she crossed over into Zaslavsky's troupe (also in Russian).

In 1917 she acted for a short time with the Yiddish troupe in Uman, directed by Meerson and in other provincial troupes, until, in 1918, she came into the Kharkov "Unzer vinkl", where she acted until 1921, and she went across to the "White Russian Yiddish State Theatre" directed by Bertanov.

In 1923 she was in for some months studying in Moscow's "Sholom Aleichem Studio" lead by Diki. In 1924 she acted for a half year in Moscow's "Kultur-Lige (Culture League)" lead by Smishlayev. In 1925 she was the main actress in Minsk's Theatre Collective "Shpinvebs", directed by A. Shteynbach and was in 1926 united with "Vim"t".


Sh. E. through L. Dushman.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 1825.


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