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
 

Jan Pribeagu?
(Izak Lazarovitsh)

 

P. was born in 1890 in Buzer, Rumania, a famous Rumanian humorist and revue writer.

According to Zalmen Reyzen (who called him "Prikeagu" most of the time) he had, with the collaboration of H. Shenfeld, translated and adapted into Yiddish some of his very light parts and  evues, as "Beyunz in bukarest", "Me lebt un melakht", where the defects of the Rumanian Jews are mocked. In the Yiddish offering, the author had formed these defects.

Jacob Botashansky, who had the first produced revues in Yiddish in Rumania, spoke about his first revue, "Tsimes", he remarked:
"The entire scene had been displayed, as a Jew with a Jewish fakn (itinerant book), the Rumanian Jewish poet, coupletist and revue author Jan Pribeagu, who had written revue scenes, in which he has made taunts of Jews, and they have [aroyfgeshlept] him to the Jewish revue and they have [areyngefitsket] him".

Botashansky told that the public was their pleasure from this stage, because the Yiddish public had bore anger towards him for the taunts he made about Jews.

  • Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. II, p. 970.

  • Jacob Botashansky -- "Di lebensgeshikhte fun a yidishen zhurnalist", Buenos Aires, 1942, third aprt, pp. 339-339.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 1871.
 

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