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
 

Lisa Rappel
(Shulamis Shafran)


R. was born on 5 February 1886 in Odessa, Ukraine.

Her parents were in business and manufacturing.

She learned in Spencer's Yiddish government gymnasium, and took Jewish courses privately.

Visiting Rappel's Yiddish troupe, she was introduced to him, married him and through him was taken onto the Yiddish stage, where she for two years acted in prima donna roles.

R. was Rappel's second wife, and R.'s third wife Zina had written about her in her book "Fir durut idish teater":

"His second wife was Lisa Shafran. He had in her seen a quality and he had made her into an actress. She had begun to share his freedom and sorrow from the Yiddish theatre, but also it was not long before it stopped. She had given birth to a beautiful young girl, and soon after the childbirth she became sick, and she [iberlozndik] him her child who was barely a year old, and she also went away to a better world."

On 9 September 1904 R. passed away in Lodz.

R.'s daughter, Malvina, acts on the Yiddish stage.
 

M. E. from Mrs. Gerr.

Nechamaya Tsuker -- "Fir durut idish teater", Buenos Aires, 1944, pp. 221-222.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 5322.
 

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