Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
S. was born in 1896 in Tsfat,
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
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
(as "Zrsh"), in Skrib's "Zhidovka"
(as "Di yidn") and others
later, directed by Yakov
Stranek, performing as
"Elvira" in Sharkanski's
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".
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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