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
 

A. Prints
(Itsik Grinberg)
 

 

Born on 18 April 1901 in Yaruga, Podolia Gubernia, Ukraine. He studied in the Mohilev-Podolsk school of commerce. Kleynerheyt he wrote songs in Hebrew. 1923 - he arrived in America. He studied in Columbia University, graduated from Brooklyn College for jurisprudence.

1924 -- debuted in Yiddish in "Di feder", and since then has published many songs, essays about literature, sketches, articles, humoresques and translations in various periodical editions in America and foreign as well, under the pseudonym of "Ber Grin, R. Kahir, A. Shprintsin, A. Yaruger, A toronter", especially in the "Morgn-freyheyt", where he was a steady contributor. P. also edited a number of literary journals and published a book of songs, "Blumen unter shney", and a brochure "Naftali botwin".

As a young student, he participated as a prompter, actor and stage director in Yiddish amateur productions in Bessarabia, later in a series of cities in Connecticut, America.

A member of the repertoire committee with "Artef", he wrote for them a pantomime play "Motel peysi dem khazan's in amerike" (staged by an American dance group during the 1930/31 season),

a dramatic poem "Lenin, libknekht, luksemburg" ("Krig dem krig"), which was staged during the 1931/32 season, as well as a dramatization of his poem "Kentaki", under the name "Der 6-ter merts", which was staged during the 1932-33 season.

P. also wrote a play "Kinder fun unzer dur", and an anti-Fascist film scenario, which was not performed and not published.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 1886.
 

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