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
 

Fanya Tsipkina


Born on 3 April 1905 in Minsk, White Russia. Father -- a dentist; mother --a midwife. Until 1922 she learned in a gymnasium, then in a Soviet school. At the age of twelve she participated in a children's production in the municipal theatre. At age thirteen she acted in the Yiddish "Mashke" in Sholem Aleichem's "Tsezayt un tseshprayt", and "Yekhezkele" in Sholem Asch's "Mitn shtrom". At the same time, she participated in various Russian dramatic circles and studied in Minsk.

Completing an intermediate education, Ts. entered into the Jewish state studio of White Russia in Moscow, which she completed after studying for four years, and she returned to Minsk where she joined the White Russia Jewish State Theatre.

Roles: "Velvl der graber" in the compilation of "Cheder", "Brokhiere" in Peretz's "In polish oyf der keyt", "Menasha" in Sholem Aleichem's "A yom tov in khtrilevke", "Kenigin izabela" in Lope de Vega's "Shepsn-kval", "Madam Kilman" in Toller's "Hoplia, mir lebn", "Madam blik" in Bergelson's "Der toyber", and "Gnedl" in "Mashinen grangl".

The further fate of F. is unknown.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 7, page 63-2.
Also see Fanya's original Lexicon biography in volume 5.
 

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