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
 

Rifka Shiller
(Buzgan, Shkalnik)

 

Born on 24 December 1903 in Lyubar, Volin. Father -- a miller.

She completed a Russian gymnasium.

She began to act professionally in the "Vilna Troupe" ("Der dybuk", "Dorfs-yung", "Tog un nakht"), then over in Riga's "Meutis" Theatre, later in the "Warsaw Yiddish Representative Theatre", "Yiddish National Stage" in Warsaw, Maurice Schwartz's "[Yiddish] Art Theatre" during his guest appearance in South America, where Sh. had wandered to together with her husband, the actor Chewel Buzgan, and where they participated in the span of ten years in concert productions.

At the end of 1949 she immigrated to Poland, where both entered into the Jewish State Theatre of Poland, where they have acted until today.

In the span of her acting on the Yiddish stage, Sh. has performed as "Sheyndele" in "Mirele efros", "Sheyne" in Dymov's "The Singer of his Sorrows", "Laura" in "The Father" by Strindberg, "The Sick Sister" in Somerset Maugham's "Der heyliker flam", "Froy Ashkenazi" in "The Brothers Ashkenazi", "Tsiviya" in "Yoshe Kalb", "Sarah" in "Hard to be a Jew", "Grune" in "Amol iz geven" by Peretz, "Ethel" in "Julius and Ethel", "Ettie Meni" in "200,000", "Di bobe yakhne" in "A goldfaden kholem", "the Rabbi's Wife" in "Day and Night", "Komisar" in the "Optimistisher tragedye" by Wisniewski, "Besyenova" in Gorky's "Kleynbirger",

 

"Babka" in "Sergeant Grisha" by A. Zweig, "Di poyerte" in Rostworowski's "Tsulib noyt", "the Mother" in "All My Sons" by Arthur Miller, "the Blind Mother" in "Uriel Acosta", and "Di froy" in "Professor Mamliak".
 

Sh. E.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 5164.
 

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