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
 

Yitzhok-Meir Vaysenberg

Born in 1881 in Zhelikhov, Siedlce Gubernia, Poland, into a poor family.

He learned in a cheder and in his early youth became a worker.

For twenty-five years he took to various trades in Warsaw and Lodz.

In 1904 he debuted in the Yiddish literature and soon acquired a name for himself, which placed him in the first rank of Yiddish fiction.

V. published his drama "Knah un tauh", earlier printed in the "Teater-velt (Theatre World)" 6-17, 1908-9.

Afterwards he published with the publishing house "Progress", Warsaw 191, p. 101, 16, and "Kasper" (p. 85, 16, in which he performed in Lodz through the "Dramatic Arts", published in the collection book "Di yungend-shtime" (Vilna 1908), a single drama "In ervertung", and he published his work (Warsaw, published by B. Shimin) the drama scenes "Rbudhle" and "R' Yuel".

V.  in "Di yudishe zamelbikher" (1918-19), there was published the one-act dramatic poem "In tog fun gerikht" -- a min politishe samire in gramen about the Polish-Yiddish relationship.

In the journal "Undzer hofenung" (Warsaw), which V. edited for, he wrote often about Yiddish theatre, dramaturgy and acting.
 

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)", Vol. I, pp. 967-72.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 703.
 

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