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
 

Z. Vaynper
(Zishe Vaynferlikh)


V. was born on 14 April 1892 in Trisk, Volin.

His father was a cantor for the Trisk rabbi.

Until the age of twelve he studied in cheders, afterwards in yeshivas in Rovno and Brisk.

At sixteen he took other courses.

He lived in Warsaw and in other towns in Poland and the Ukraine.

He was employed part-time with an accountant and taught part-time.

Due to military service he immigrated at the age of twenty-one to America where he did various trades, until he became a teacher in the Yiddish school.

He debuted in 1914 with a song in "Dos idishe folk", and since then has become a regular contributor, and later an editor for various literary publications.

V. composed "Dos far'khshuf'te land", a drama in three acts (printed in "Oyfkum" 1-3, 1929), and several one-acters for children.

From him comes "A mol un a mol" printed in "Di kleyne folkstsaytung", Warsaw, 22 June 1928, and in 1929 he staged with Sara Kindman in the Arbeiter-Ring (Workmen's Circle) in Pittsburgh.

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)", Vol. I, pp. 949-50.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 688.
 

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