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
 

Pesye Volfine
 

 

She was born on 1 April 1904 in Brest-Litovsk, Polish Lithuania.

Her father was a shoemaker.

In 1915 V. was sent out by the Russian war administration from Brest to Minsk where went to the professional Yiddish school, and there she learned as a tailor until 1920. From 1920-1 she also took year-long courses to be a teacher in a trade school, where Rafelsky was a teacher.

Already since 1918 V. had participated in various dramatic circles, but after becoming known to Rafelsky, she performed in the amateur group under his leadership, from which she joined his studio.

In 1921 V. performed in Moscow in the Yiddish section of the White Russia Institute for Scenic Arts, where she learned until 1926, and when the studio transformed into Vim't, V. automatically became a member of that theatre.
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 651.
 

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