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
 

Madam Slonimski
(Stern)

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(Sarah), daughter of the [bavustn] mathematician Abraham Stern from Warsaw. Wife of Chaim-Zelig Slonimski, who in 1892 was taken in as an inspector for the Zhitomir rabbinical school, in place of the deceased Jacob Eichenbaum.

"A very educated woman, natural without [asimilatorn], she was brought over -- wrote M. Y. Papierna -- from Warsaw, as a curiosity, the Yiddish drama "Shrh'ke" (Serkele) by Doctor Ettinger of Zamosc. In the drama she was very [gefeln].

She used to love read....During the winter she [eyngefaln] to make a spectacle, where the drama may be acted through the students for the rabbinical school. The planned production, also a Yiddish drama, spend wildly on the Zhitomir intelligensia(?), but Madam Slonimski also always stressed her plan. Perhaps she alone had also looked at it as a curiosity, but then she had approached it with a great deal of energy. She miraculously had the roles, organized, [repetirt gezarkt far pasnde] decorations (stage settings), and the condition of the spectacle [gekumen in kengvart] from the teacher for the rabbinical school, and for the [oybrykerzhitomi?er intelligensia?. The spectacle created a furor. The student had their roles and acted well. But more [far aleman hot zikh oysgeteykhnt] Goldfaden, [vos hot geshpilt di shverste] role -- "Serkele"."

  • B. Gorin -- "Di geshikhte fun idishn teater (The History of the Yiddish Theatre)", Vol. I, pp. 98-99.

  • M. Y. Papierna -- Di erste yidishe drame un der erste yidisher spektakl, "Pnks" (Red. -- Sh. Niger), Vilna, 1913.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1499.
 

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