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
 

Ruzha Pyurnik
 

 

According to the actor M. Myodovnik, in 1891 in his city, Bendin, Poland, there came a troupe under the direction of Shtumakher.

Between the actors were the Pyurniks. The repertory of the troupe is stress[bashtanen] for "Bel-Tshubah", "Treyfnyak", "Breyndele kozak", "Mishke un moshke", "Kuni lemel" and "Kbtsnzan un hungerman". The plays hadn't been successful and many of the actors went hungry.

In 1897-8 he had--according to Myodovnik--found employment in Lodz with the troupe of Yom-Tov, because he hadn't been able to withstand an entire season[?]

The directors of the troupe were Silfershteyn and Rezhiser -- Avraham Fishzon and in the troupe were engaged Pyurnik and his wife.


M. Myodorvnik -- Meine teaterzikhroynes, "Der shtern", Minsk, Gum' 1, 32, 1926.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 1759.
 

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