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
 

Regina Shvartsbard

 

Born in Tarnow, Galicia. In her autobiography, she writes in deytsherish, recalling that she comes from a Yiddish Orthodox family, that she descends...125 years aumbaflekt, and Kaiser Franz Josef had it eynghantik confirmed. The yikhus letter had found itself on format with her uncle Horowitz's children in Krakow.  Her grandfather was burgermeister, then an official in the Zaltsgrubn in Bochnia (Galicia), and her parents had a pawnshop, then a restaurant in Bochnia.

Sh. completed an advanced middle school of eight classes in Bochnia, simultaneously she attended evening courses and learned Yiddish and German. As a student he acted in Polish for voyltetike purposes. Against her parents' wishes, she married actor Gustav Shvartsbard, and as a married woman, had her husband she aroused to the theatre, because they had the play rewritten, probably for the censors, in a good German, and from a material standpoint he also motivated her to become an actress.

From 1904 until 1906 Sh. acted in Warsaw in various theatres with the once-prominent actor, and also a long time across the province, in Russia, the Crimea and Bessarabia. She was in many areas in various countries in Europe, performing with member troupes, translated into Yiddish the play "Di tsvey betler yungen", also into Polish -- Gordin's "Chasia the Orphan".

Sh.'s brother-in-law was Moshe Weisfeld, one of the first Yiddish theatre directors in Warsaw, and hr other brother-in-law and

 

sister-in-law -- the actors Adolf and Rose Berman.

Sh. in the last years was an emeritus member of Warsaw's Yiddish Artists Union, and passed away on 20 April 1937 in Warsaw.
 

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 4946.
 

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