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
 

Dr. Jacob Wigodski


W. was born on 3 April 1857 in Bobruisk, Minsk Gubernia, White Russia.

His father was a purveyor for the Russian military, a Chasid.

He learned in a cheder and later in a yeshiva.

At age nine or ten he wrote Hebrew songs.

As an autodidact (self-taught person, ed.), he arrived in the fifth class of the classical gymnasium in Mariupol, afterwards studying in the medical-surgery academy in Peterburg. He practiced in Peterburg and in Vienna, and in 1884 settled in Vilna, where after the World War he was one of the society's active [esknym].

W. was one of the main "bulls" of the Vilna Troupe. He was one of the first writers[?], afterwards the founder and chairman of the "Yiddish Theatre Society" in Vilna, which had its own troupe. He also composed many articles about the Yiddish theatre.

Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, pp. 925-7.
Agro -- 70-year Jubilee of the Vilna [debutat], Dr. J. Wigodski, "Neyer heynt", 12 April 1927.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 668.
 

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