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
 

Esther Solomon

 

S. had in 1931 participated in the production of the "Kunst-vinkl (Art Corner)" in Philadelphia. On 13 June she acted in the role of "Itele" in Sholem Aleichem's "Tsezeyt un tseshpreyt" directed by Sam Ratner, and the role of "Yochebed" in Sholem Aleichem's "Mentshn" directed by William Sperling.

David ber Tirkel writes about her:

"Among the women of the 'Kunst-vinkl' is found one who manifested an entirely beautiful talent and [barif] in the [tsuzamenshtel] of a play, the woman, Madam Esther Solomon had in the winter of 1935 written a play under the name of 'A mentsh on a nomen', which she later [gebitn] on 'Sudut fun lebn' .... Madame Solomon had several times read this play for the members of the 'Kunst-vinkl', and they decided that she [oyftsufirn] in the Hebrew literary society."

According to Tirkel, the play, whose content he brings in his book "Di yugntlekhe bine" pp. 71-72, was staged on 26 May 1935 in an auditorium. The author also participated in the acting. The Yiddish newspaper may have given sympathy and had praise for the author and also the actors."

David ber Tirkel -- "Di yugntlekhe bine", Philadelphia, 1940, pp. 52, 57, 68, 72, 73.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 4, page 2608.
 

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