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
 

Esther Wallerstein
(Goldstein)
 

 

W. was born on 18 October 1877 in Grodno, Polish Lithuania, into a pious family. Her mother was the owner of a fruit store. She learned in a cheder. In 1885 she came with her parents to London, where she completed a public school. In 1895 W. became a member in the worker's club, where she participated in productions.

After being introduced to actor Saul Wallerstein, with whom she married, she followed along on the same path as her husband, acting earlier as a soubrette, later dramatically in London, Galicia, Rumania, France, Belgium, America, Argentina and nine times in South Africa, where she first performed the Gordin repertoire and in the play of the late Yiddish dramatist-[pleyade].


Sh. E. from Saul Wallerstein.

  • B. Gorin -- "Di Geshikhte fun idishn teater (The History of the Yiddish Theatre)", Vol. II, p. 197.

  • Y. M. -- Der debyut fun der artistin ester valershteyn in idishen teater, "Di id. tseyt", Buenos Aires, "Drum-afrike", 5, 6, 1928.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 648.
 

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