Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
1894 in Jerusalem (Eretz-Israel). Her parents were
Sephardic Jewish settlers. When she was six, she left
for Cyprus [the island of Cyprus] with her brother and
returned to Eretz Yisrael at the age of twelve. Here she
joined the local Hebrew amateurs’ performances. Then she
went to Egypt and became active at the local
Russian-Jewish immigrant club, where she learned Yiddish
and participated in the local Yiddish amateurs’
in the Eretz Yisrael, she joined the local “Habimah Hevrit” where she played professionally for three
years. Later she traveled to France and Switzerland,
played at the Yiddish theatres there, and during the war
arrived in America where she played with Kessler in a
few plays, was accepted to the actor’s union, and played
one season at Schnitzer’s Art Theatre, and after a break
at the Unzer Theatre, Irving Place Art Theatre and Amphion
Varon participated in the occasional Hebrew performances
in New York.
I.E. -- Madame Liza Varon’s magnificent “Ettenyu
Friedlander”, “Die vahrheyt”, N.Y., 7
Dr.[?] I. Wartsman -- New Vigor for the Theatre, “Tog”, N.Y., 7 July 1917.
I.E. -- Madame Lisa Varon as “Tamara” in Pinski’s ”
Yankele the Blacksmith”, “Die varheyt”,
29 September 1917.
I. Entin -- In and around theatre, “Die
varheyt”, 28 October 1917.
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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 662.
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