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
 

Chaya Segal

 

S. was born in 1896 in Tsfat, Eretz Yisrael.

In 1922 she left the country and put herself up in Alexandria (Egypt), where she sang for the first time in a Yiddish production (Khinke un finke").

Soon afterwards she went to Australia, where in 1926 she settled in Melbourne and through Finkelstein's enthusiasm for a circle, acted in Yiddish performances. Here she debuted as "Natasha" in Gordin's "Kreutzer Sonata",  later acting in  Gordin's "[The Jewish] King Lear" (as "Chana Lea"), in Goldfaden's

"Ahasuerus" (as "Zrsh"), in Skrib's "Zhidovka" (as "Di yidn") and others later, directed by Yakov Stranek, performing as "Elvira" in Sharkanski's "Kol nidrei".

In 1927 the actor Yakov Ginter came to Australia and engaged a troupe in which S. had for three years still acted between other roles, "Esterke" in Gordin's "Di shkhite (The Slaughter)" and "Mira" in Berkowitz's "Fun yener velt".


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1506.
 

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